A jilted student has been slapped with a restraining order after he harassed his ex-girlfriend by creeping up to her and shouting “BOO!”.
George McLachrie harassed Malissa Buasri after the pair split up in February this year.
A court heard the 19-year-old continued to contact his ex-partner despite being told he was not wanted.
He then turned up at her home address and place of work before being given a harassment notice by police on March 19.
McLachrie was warned again on April 29 but the next day he crept up behind Miss Buasri at a train station and said “boo!” causing her to be startled and upset.
He also took a picture of the back of her house in Ledbury, Herefordshire, in the dark and posted it on the app Snapchat with the caption “I can’t see you”.
McLachrie, of Pinvin, Worcs., admitted harassment without violence when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday.
But he was spared jail when he was sentenced to a conditional discharge for two years and ordered to pay £85 costs as well as a £15 victim surcharge.
He was also slapped with a two-year restraining order which states he must not contact Miss Buasri directly or indirectly or go within half-a-mile of her home.
District judge Nigel Cadbury said McLachrie had continued with his pattern of behaviour for “just a bit too long”.
Prosecutor Adrian Jones told the court the teenager harassed Miss Buarsi between April 28 and May 1 by “startling” her and taking a picture of her home.
He said the pair had been in a short relationship which started in November last year and ended in February.
Mr Jones added: “On April 30 the defendant walked by behind the complainant at Foregate Street train station and said ‘boo’ causing her to be startled and upset.”
Speaking about the incident when he posted a picture of her house on Snapchat, he added: “This caused the complainant to be fearful for her safety.”
The court heard McLachrie told police he understood his behaviour was harassment and said he did it to “wind up the complainant’s friend”.
Defending the IT student, Amer Hussain said McLachrie and Miss Buasri both attended the Heart of Worcestershire College.
He added: “There have been no further complaints of any further behaviour. He has not engaged with her and hasn’t sent her any text messages.
“He is beginning to make the adjustment that the relationship has come to its natural conclusion.
“He describes it as being his first significant relationship, his first significant girlfriend.
“He has altered his behaviour.”
On his Facebook page, McLachrie says he lives in Pershore, Worcs., but claims he is from Detroit in Michigan.
In his work section, the teenager also claims he is the President of the United States and bizarrely says his relationship status is “widowed”.