Manspat bloodinto cop'sface
A man spat blood in the face of a police officer in the grounds of a Dumbarton primary school after being caught botching two house break-ins.
Police confronted Ryan McLean in grounds of Braehead Primary School.
But McLean, 20, turned on one of them and spat blood in his face.
He admitted the vile act, which took place in the middle of the school day, at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week.
McLean also pled guilty to being at a house in Bonhill Road with intent to rob it, smashing a window and trying to break into a house in Williamson Avenue.
All three offences happened on January 26.
McLean, whose address was given as HM Prison Polmont, turned up to the first address at 7am and woke the householder up by chapping the door.
The man answered and was met by McLean, who was slurring his words and asked him where the Meadow Centre was.
The householder pointed in the direction of the centre but immediately phoned the police believing he had been scoping the house out to see if it was occupied.
Three hours later, a woman in Williamson Drive was awoken by her doorbell being rung repeatedly.
She didn’t answer, but a neighbour spotted McLean smashing the window of the house with a brick and phoned the police.
Police tracked him down five minutes later in the school grounds.
They searched him but he turned on one of the cops by spitting blood in his face.
Sheriff Maxwell Hendry deferred sentencing until April 4 for a background report.