A German man admitted in court that he drugged his girlfriend’s tea one summer night last year so she wouldn’t interrupt his computer game session with a friend. He confessed his crime to her the day after it happened, and was finally convicted of assault this week. He’ll be fined 500 euros.

“I only put four or five drops into her tea,” the 23-year-old told the judge, according to German newspaper WAZ.

That was enough to knock her out from around 10 p.m., when she got home from a long shift at her job, until midday the next day. She told the court that after she woke up, she kept falling asleep on her drive to work.

“Your girlfriend slept long and deeply, which didn’t harm her, but this is certainly a premeditated bodily harm,” the judge said.

The victim is now the man’s ex-girlfriend, but their breakup wasn’t exclusively about the time he roofied her tea—his awfulness is many-layered. She said she dumped him because he was on drugs himself at the time.

The unemployed, girlfriend-drugging video game enthusiast claimed in court that he’d been clean for 10 months and plans to start an internship soon.

“It was stupid, but now I’m on a straight path,” added the man who cared more for his Xbox than he did for his ex.

[h/t The Local, Photo: Luke Hayfield Photography/Flickr]