Cab fare thug,20 threatened cops
A MAN who punched a taxi driver in a racially aggravated assault called the police to tell them — then threatened to kill any officers who were sent to arrest him.
Paul Fraser, 20, of Westcroft Place, said he did not have the money to pay his fare of £10.50.
When the driver Mohammed Nadeem told Fraser to leave his bank card while he got money from his mother, he became aggressive and punched Mr Nadeem.
Fraser admitted assaulting Mr Nadeem at Westcroft Place on October 28 by punching him on the head to his injury, an offence that was racially aggravated.
He further admitted making telephone calls to police control that were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character and uttering racial remarks and threats of violence which were racially aggravated on the same date at the same place.
Fiscal depute Stewart Duncan told Dundee Sheriff Court that Fraser had called police control and said somebody had assaulted a “daftie” and used a racist term to describe Mr Nadeem.
He added he would “kill any **** that gets involved and said he would ******* kill the police and stab them if they came.
Police arrived and found him to be agitated and heavily intoxicated.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael fined Fraser £300 and ordered him to pay Mr Nadeem £300 i n compensation.