A Waikiki man has pleaded guilty to being armed with a knife and threatening to endanger life following a terrifying chase earlier this year. Paul Kieran, 59, appeared before Rockingham Magistrates Court on Friday, where it was alleged he chased and threatened a young female with a knife. Sergeant Sean Bailey told the court that on January 15, 2022, Kieran had been out been out drinking with his son. The prosecutor said Kieran then began to question his son about not paying rent, and that he believed his son and girlfriend were stealing food and drinks from the home. It was alleged that at approximately 5.30pm, a highly intoxicated Kieran confronted the victim with a knife at the family home, chasing her around the kitchen island bench and out the front door yelling “come back here, I’m going to get you”. Sgt Bailey said the victim ran about 50m knocking on the doors of two homes, until the accused was apprehended by a member of the public. Sgt Bailey expressed the seriousness of the charges as “threats not only spoken, but the actions taken”. Magistrate Joe Mignacca-Randazzo acknowledged the incident as a “serious offence” and “unlawful”. “You weren’t going to give up,” Mr Mignacca-Randazzo said. Kieran pleaded guilty to being armed in a way to cause fear and unlawfully do an act. He was sentenced to seven months, which were conditionally suspended for 12 months and he was ordered to pay $134.50 in prosecution costs.