A failure to find his e-cigarette following a birthday party led to frustration for Luke Holdsworth and landed him in court.
For the 28-year-old vented that frustration by damaging items of furniture and punching holes in the walls of his home.
In the court at Dumfries, Holdsworth, of Ullioch Farm House at Lauriston, admitted behaving in a threatening manner in May, making threats of violence towards police officers and struggling violently with them.
Fiscal depute Matthew Kerr said that following his return home after the party Holdsworth had become aggressive. When police arrived and attempted to put handcuffs on him he struggled violently.
He was taken to the Loreburn Street Police Station in Dumfries and continued to make threats towards officers.
Solicitor David Orr pointed out that Holdsworth had never been in trouble before and the incident resulted from him drinking more than he normally did.
Sheriff Brian Mohan. however, said he was concerned at the level of aggression shown and called for background reports. The case was continued to December 6.
■ A 38-year-old woman appeared in court at Dumfries for the second time in 24-hours after being released on bail.
On that second appearanceVanessa Dickson, of Lochside Road, Dumfries, admitted stealing a quantity of clothing at the Factory Shop in Irish Street in the town just a few hours earlier. She was fined £200.
■ A 36-year-old mother who fell asleep after taking drugs allowing her five-year-old son to wander barefoot out of the house, has been placed under supervision for 18 months.
The mother, from Dalbeattie, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted neglecting the child in June and also exposing him to controlled drugs. She also admitted at Dumfries Sheriff Court being in possession of cannabis and diazepam.
■ A man who touched a woman on the bottom in a Dumfries pub has been made the subject of a community payback order with a condition he be under supervision for 12 months.
Paul Marko, 44, of Shakespeare Street, Dumfries admitted the sexual assault at the Slipstream pub in English Street in September.
The court was told that the woman was with others at the pub when Marko – whom she didn’t know – committed the offence.
He was said to be extremely intoxicated at the time
■ A £300 fine was imposed by the sheriff at Dumfries on a Lockerbie man who behaved in a threatening manner towards another man in Annan.
Ian Hamilton, 48, of QueensberryWalk, admitted shouting and swearing and referring to the other man in derogatory terms at Queensberry Street in Annan in June.
■ A man who assaulted a woman at the Whitesands in Dumfries has been ordered to pay compensation of £250.
Aaron Callander, of Gillbrae Crescent, Dumfries, was also fined £200.
He admitted seizing the woman by the shoulders causing her to fall onto the ground, seizing hold of her and putting his hand over her mouth.