Man fined £300 over £200 jacket outburst
A yob was this week fined £300 for causing a disturbance in a Stirling town centre pub when he could not find his jacket.
Kevin John Traynor had been in the Corn Exchange on Corn Exchange Road on a works night out and became enraged when he could not locate the garment worth £200.
The 29-year-old had already been asked to leave the pub before the outburst on December 16 last year.
The fiscal depute told Stirling Sheriff Court yesterday (Tuesday) that after Traynor left he returned to ask the steward if he could collect his jacket.
He was allowed inside accompanied by a member of staff.
But when Traynor got to the booth where he had been sitting, he started to throw jackets about.
The fiscal depute said the door steward stopped Traynor and asked him to calm down.
However, Traynor became aggressive towards the steward.
He also shouted and swore at bar staff and had to be restrained by an additional member of staff.
Police attended and Traynor made no comment when cautioned and charged by officers.
Traynor, of Anderson Drive, Denny, pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting, swearing and struggling with members of staff at the pub.
His not guilty plea to a charge of assaulting David Harris Mellon by striking him on the head and poking him in the eye to his injury was accepted by the Crown.
Traynor’s agent Ken Dalling explained that the accused’s jacket, which cost £200 had been placed near to his party that night.
However, the lawyer said that when Traynor could not find it he became frustrated and threw other jackets out the way in an effort to find his jacket.
Traynor, added Mr Dalling, accepted that the door steward that night had been doing his job.
Sheriff James McDonald fined Traynor £300, reduced from £400, due to his guilty plea.
This fine is payable in full within three months.