Man jailed after attacking his stepfather with hammer
A man who smashed the windows of his stepfather’s car before hitting him with a hammer has been jailed for almost three years.
Thomas Flynn was spotted on Hill Street on October 7 last year – before stopping at Martin Clark’s car and smashing four of its windows with a hammer.
When Mr Clark went to remonstrate and pull Flynn away, he turned the hammer on him and assaulted him.
Depute fiscal Charmaine Gilmartin told the court: “Around 5pm on October 7, Mr Clark was outside his house and saw the accused coming down the road.
“He went to Mr Clark’s vehicle and used a hammer to smash the front and back windscreens and two passenger windows.
“Mr Clark tried to disarm him, which resulted in an altercation.
“He was hit on the arm with the hammer and punched in the face.”
Flynn, 39, a prisoner at Perth, pleaded guilty on indictment to a total of 11 charges of theft, vandalism and assault.
Solicitor Andy Lyall said: “The accused’s position is that Mr Clark introduced him to valium, though he took it for presumably legitimate reasons, but would give it to the accused on request.”
Flynn admitted breaking into several cars at Taygate Trading Estate in Coldside Road, stealing items including a satellite navigation system, a computer, work tools, a mobile telephone and a car radio on July 1 last year.
He also admitted intending to steal items and damaging cars by scratching paintwork at the estate.
Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Flynn for 32 months.