A man has admitted threatening two revellers with a knife after they stopped to try to break up a fight.
Keir Thomson was involved in an argument on Bridge Street, Aberdeen, when he was approached by Alan Bundy and Andrew Dinan.
The pair had noticed the ongoing brawl and decided to see if they could do anything to help.
However, as they tried to intervene, Thomson broke away from the dispute he was involved in and turned his attention to Mr Bundy and Mr Dinan.
The 20-year-old asked “what are you looking at fatboy”, before pulling a retractable knife from his pocket.
Thomson then made his way towards them with the weapon in his hand and could be seen trying to push out the metal blade with his thumb.
Yesterday, Thomson appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted being in possession of a knife in a public place.
He also admitted acting in a threatening and abusive manner towards the two men.
Fiscal depute Anne MacDonald said the pair managed to back away from Thomson before he was pulled back by a female companion.
The police were called and Thomson left the scene. He also threw away his knife but it was recovered later by the officers.
The court heard that when he was questioned by police he said: “I know it was stupid, I will never do it again.”
Sheriff Graham Buchanan deferred sentence on Thomson, of 273a Great Western Road, Aberdeen, for background reports to be carried out.
He will return to court to be sentenced next month.