Violent hooligan thumped stranger
A drunken troublemaker punched a stranger in a Paisley street in a case of mistaken identity, a court has heard.
Rowdy Dennis Sita, 19, then kicked off at cops who lifted him following the incident in Lady Lane.
He appear at Paisley Sheriff Court this week, where he admitted two counts of assault and one of resisting arrest.
The court was told that Sita started ‘accosting’ the two victims, who did not recognise him, at around 4am on April 1.
Fiscal depute Frank Clark said: “It appears that, in his highly intoxicated state, he had mistaken either one of them or both, as someone else.”
“Police traced the accused and he became aggressive, lunged forward and stuck one of them with his head.”
Then, at the police station, he struggled repeatedly and managed to break free, grabbing hold of one of the officers by the arm and digging his nails of into his skin until it drew blood.
After hearing the facts of the case, Sheriff Colin Pettigrew said the conduct was so serious he first wished to have full background reports before deciding on a suitable sentence.
Defence agent Chris McKenna declined to give any plea in mitigation, saying he would reserve his position until January 3 when Sita, of Killearn Square, Paisley, returns to court to learn his fate.