A university undergraduate grabbed his own mother around the throat.
And as he squeezed she started to have trouble breathing and he told her: “I could kill you if I wanted.”
Daniel Moellic, 22, admitted assaulting his mother at their family home in Hatfield Avenue, Fleetwood.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the mother and son had been out drinking in the town before returning home, where they rowed about a DVD they were watching.
It was then Moellic grabbed his mother’s throat. She managed to free herself and said she was ringing the police.
Sentence on him was adjourned until January 10. He was bailed on condition he has no contact with his mother or enter the road where she lives.