An axeman who went on the rampage in Henlow, Clifton and Shefford has been given a two-year community order.
James Hyet was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Thursday (January 30) after pleading guilty to multiple charges committed on the evening of Sunday, November 10 last year.
He had been seen in the town and two villages wielding an axe and carrying knives.
Hyet, 33, pleaded guilty to multiple charges; two counts of criminal damage, using abusive and insulting words, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and obstruction of a police officer in his course of duty.
He was arrested outside the Tesco Express and Esso petrol station in Elm Road, Shefford.
Hyet, of Saffron Walden, Essex, was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.