Neighbour feud leads to the dock
Dad admits abuse and assault
A neighbour feud saw a dad attack a man in the street.
John Rhee pushed the man, which sent him crashing against a parked car and falling to the ground.
In another incident the 20-year-old, of King Edward Street, Alexandria, subjected a mother to a barrage of abuse, accusing her of taking too long to carry a pram up four flights of stairs.
Rhee appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court and pled guilty to three charges involving neighbours who belong to the same family.
Scott Simpson, fiscal depute, said the incident involving the mum took place on June 5 in a block of flats in McColl Avenue, Tullichewan, where Rhee used to live.
He said: “One of the neighbours returned home at about 3pm with her infant son.
“On entering the common close she was met by her aunt, who was assisting in taking the pram up four flights of stairs.”
Rhee was waiting to pass the women when he became irritated at the time they were taking with the pram, shouting and swearing at them.
Mr Simpson said: “He was asked to stop shouting as it might wake up the child and the accused stated ‘you’re a slag and skinnyfaced, dying cow and a sket’.”
Rhee then made a cut throat gesture towards another man and challenged him to go downstairs for a square go.
Police arrived a short time later and traced him nearby.
Rhee was back in trouble on December 22 for shouting and swearing at a group on Bank Street. He pushed one of the men, causing him to fall against a parked car.
Lauren Kerr, defending, said Rhee was sleep-deprived when he made the remarks to the mum.
She said: “They had brought home a new baby, which was only a few days old. There had been very little sleep. “He says he was the one in the wrong. “Mr Rhee and his partner had been having difficulties with neighbours at the address for some time.”
The group in the December incident were members of the same family, she said.
Rhee and his partner moved to a new address in Alexandria because of the difficulties they had been having.
Sheriff Simon Pender sentenced him to a community payback order with 270 hours of unpaid work and 12 months supervision.
He had difficulties with neighbours