Fury unsurprising but unacceptable
A SHERIFF sympathised with a man from Mull this week, after he found himself in court for shouting at an employee of a railway company.
Anthony Parkin, of Bentalla Crescent in the Aros area of the island, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting in the Oban train station on November 19 last year, after he missed a train to Glasgow.
The 31-year- old man was on board the train, but his partner was having problems at the ticket office as she didn’t know her reference number. Parkin was asked to leave the train after a delay of several minutes.
It was then he became angry shouting ‘come out here’ and ‘I’ll remember your face’ at a male member of staff.
Sheriff Ruth Anderson, QC, admonished Parkin at Oban sheriff court on Monday.
She said: ‘I’m not surprised that he was furious, (but) this is wholly unacceptable behaviour. I’m afraid this is a sign of the times and this is what we have all got to put up with these days.’