A pensioner who feared wrongly that her pet was being snatched by another dog walker had grabbed him by the collar of his coat and threatened him, a court heard.
Shirley Lovesey Preston, aged 67, of Cherry Tree Lane, Colwyn Bay, admitted common assault on Stuart Noakes at the seaside town in December.
District judge Gwyn Jones at Llandudno court fined her £400 and she must pay £400 compensation and £125 costs.
Judge Jones said the defendant had reacted “inappropriately” at a time when people were to keep a safe distance from each other due to the pandemic.
Prosecutor James Neary said Mr Noakes had been walking on the beach with a friend and two spaniels but then wanted to go on the promenade.
They noticed Lovesey Preston’s dog had followed them and their pets and had been worried that it might get run over by traffic on the promenade.
Mr Noakes had picked up the defendant’s bulldog at one stage.
But Mr Neary said Lovesey Preston had shouted from about 100 metres away, approached the two friends, accused them of being “irresponsible,”…