A 32-year-old woman took revenge on her love rival by smashing her car with a police-style baton before running off with her handbag.
Meghann Beckers is now behind bars awaiting sentence after she admitted the attack on Mandy Kerr in Perth.
Beckers, from Perth, had been put on bail with a special condition to stay away from Ms Kerr but ignored it to angrily confront her as she tried to drive away.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Perth Sheriff Court: “Mandy Kerr is the estranged wife of the accused’s partner.
“She was pulling out in her car when she saw the accused walking towards her holding a metal baton.
“She struck the window of the car and then opened the passenger door and removed her handbag before running away.
“A neighbour overheard and went outside. They said the accused was very aggressive and shouting. She was holding the handbag in one hand and the baton in the other.”
Beckers, a prisoner in Edinburgh, admitted assaulting Miss Kerr in Newhouse Place on October 26 by brandishing a baton at her and striking her vehicle. She admitted robbing her of a handbag and breaching a bail condition which had been imposed a fortnight earlier.
Sheriff Foulis deferred sentence for reports and Beckers was remanded in custody.