Vile thug punished over security guard’s ordeal
A FEMALE security guard was left fearing for her safety after a man bombarded her with sexually explicit comments and threw a glass bottle at her.
Ryan Prentice was outside the GHA Housing Office in Ladymuir Crescent, Pollok, on August 5, 2015, with a group of friends when the guard was working.
When she left her van to enter the security office, the 21-year-old approached her and began making comments that were so vile the woman did not wish to repeat them to police.
Later on in the evening, the woman left the security office to attend her van once again when she observed the group heading towards her.
Prentice, of Lochar Crescent, continued to shout profanities at her before removing a glass bottle of MD 20/20 from the waistband of his trousers and throwing it in her direction.
The bottle narrowly missed the victim and caused a large crack in the driver’s door.
Concerned for her safety, the guard got into the van and drove to another part of the street and called the police and her boss.
Prentice and the group began to walk towards the van forcing her to move again before the police eventually arrived.
After apprehending the Pollok man, he told cops he had taken alcohol and the drug MDMA.
They conveyed him the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he continued to make sexually explicit comments to the two police officers, despite warnings.
Prentice appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to throwing the glass bottle, acting in a threatening manner and making sexually explicit comments to police.
He was also charged with an- other incident on September 30, 2016, in Linthaugh Road, where he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
Prentice was involved in collision which resulted in the car’s bumper being dislodged and the headlights being damaged.
His defence agent told the court that his client had no recollection of the initial incident due to taking a combination of drugs and alcohol. Sheriff Findlay ordered Prentice to wear a tagging device, pay his victim £250 compensation, undergo supervision for two years and disqualified him from driving for a total of two years.
The incidents happened outside the GHA Housing Office in Ladymuir Crescent, Pollock in Glasgow