Yob said he would ‘carve up’ cops
Police threatened at his home
A yob threatened to “carve up” police when they went to his home to investigate a disturbance.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard how Donald McDonald was heard to be “rambling incoherently” inside his home, when officers attended.
He was, at first, reluctant to open the door and shouted out: “You think you’re f*****g hard,” then said: “The first one through the door is getting f*****g done.”
When police were finally able to talk to him, he told them defiantly: “I’ve got people who will find out who you are. I’m going to f*****g carve you up.”
In court, McDonald, 37, of Sunnyside Place, Barrhead, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm to others by shouting and swearing and making threats during the incident on November 2.
Defence agent Charlie McCusker said his client had been in a low mood and consumed alcohol and street Valium on the date in question.
That, said the lawyer, related to the fact that a close friend had had a seizure in his home in September and subsequently died.
McDonald was having a tough time coming to terms with that and was suffering from so much anxiety and depression and that he had consulted his doctor for help and was in need of bereavement counselling.
The solicitor said that his client accepted it was a very serious matter, but had no recollection of events due to the level of intoxication involved.
Sheriff David Pender said that the case would benefit from the preparation of background reports, and deferred sentence unt i l December 29.