A drunken guest, who stabbed a pal through the Adam's apple after demanding cash, has been locked-up for four years and four months.
Toader-Marius Morosan, 38, of Marsh Lane, Stanmore, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 53-year-old man at an address in Constable Gardens, Edgware.
Harrow Crown Court heard Morosan had visited relatives at the address on May 27, where the victim also lived.
Morosan was drunk and demanded a sum of money from the victim.
The victim told Morosan he did not have any cash.
Later that day, at around 5.30pm, Morosan entered the kitchen where the victim was washing up and suddenly picked up a knife and stabbed him in the throat.
The London Ambulance Service was called, and paramedics treated the victim's wound.
He was taken to hospital and received stitches. He has since recovered from his injuries.
A witness in the kitchen grabbed Morosan as he lunged with the knife, potentially preventing more serious injury.
Morosan fled the scene but was later arrested at his home address.
When interviewed Morosan tried to play the attack off as a joke that went too far.
Detective Constable Amin Kohzadbayat of Barnet CID said: "Morosan's violent tendencies were brought out by his alcohol consumption.
“On this occasion the victim is lucky to be alive as the knife penetrated his Adam's apple, and was only stopped as a witness intervened."