Jealousy and bad judgment have resulted in a young man being given house arrest for five months.
In September 2011, Erdan Berisa, 20, believed his former girlfriend was going to celebrate his birthday with him. But she had other plans, and went out with two other men that night.
Court was told that Berisa didn't like this idea, and got three of his relatives to go after the men. The four located the men in the Battery area of St. John's, and the two victims ended up with scrapes, bruises and bloody noses.
Berisa forced the woman into a car, although he didn't threaten or hurt her. When she asked to be taken home, Berisa took her to her mother's house, where he was later arrested.
Berisa had pleaded guilty to unlawful confinement and the assaults.
The Crown asked for four to six months in jail, but Judge Pamela Goulding decided Wednesday morning on house arrest.
She said Berisa is clearly remorseful for what he did, and that a pre-sentence report found he is a respectful young man, is holding down a job, and is at very low risk to reoffend.
Goulding also noted that he is originally from war-torn Kosovo, where his family lost everything.
The others involved in the incident have been given either conditional discharges or suspended sentences.
Berisa, 20, will be on a year's probation when the sentence is completed.