Man spoke of scars in shop

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A MAN who ter­ri­fied a shop as­sis­tant with his bizarre chat about his scars be­fore show­ing her a knife was jailed for 17 months.

Creepy David Cole, 43, went into Usave con­ve­nience store in Rid­drie and asked the 49-year-old shop worker make you feel shaky?”

She told Cole she was tired. But in­stead of pay­ing for his mes­sages and go­ing Cole be­gan talk­ing about scars on his body

Prose­cu­tor Mark Al­lan told Glas­gow Sher­iff Court the woman be­came “uneasy” due to the con­ver­sa­tion.

Mr Al­lan said: “Cole then stated ‘That’s why I carry a blade’ and nod­ded in the di­rec­tion of his left arm.”

The fright­ened woman saw that he had a knife hid­den un­der his T-shirt. She was so con­cerned that she di­alled 999.

He was seen by po­lice who spot­ted him in War­ris­ton Street try­ing to hide the knife which had a six-and-a-half-inch blade be­tween two bins

He pleaded guilty on Thurs­day to the un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a knife in a pub­lic place in May. : “Do

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