Yob said he would ‘carve up’ cops

Po­lice threat­ened at his home

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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.

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