A man whose criminal record is so bad that he is legally prohibited from threatening “anyone in Aberdeen” has been spared jail for his latest offences.
Wayne Whyte, 49, was issued the direction as part of an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).
But the repeat offender, of Balnagask Wynd, returned to Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday after admitting a pair of offences.
On October 26 last year, Whyte entered Venus Nail Bar in Aberdeen Market and acted aggressively towards two employees.
Depute fiscal Lynne Macvicor told the court he had shouted a four-letter expletive at them when asked to leave, before slamming the door and cracking the window.
She said there was “no clear indication as to the cost of the damage”.
Whyte also plead guilty to behaving in an anti-social manner at Rowlands Pharmacy on Park Road on September 25, breaching the terms of his Asbo.
Despite being told that he has “one of the worst records” seen at the court, Whyte turned up at the building more than an hour late for his hearing.
Sheriff Graeme Buchanan issued a warrant for his arrest, as defence solicitor Christopher Maitland made the excuse that Whyte was “not great with timekeeping”.
When his client appeared, Mr Maitland apologised on his behalf and claimed his alarm clock was mains powered and the electricity had run out overnight.
The lawyer added that Whyte “very much regrets his behaviour”.
Sheriff Buchanan said: “You have one of the worst records of anyone who appears at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.”
But the sheriff added: “Whatever I may feel about his behaviour and misconduct, I suppose this may be one of the most positive social work reports I have seen for him.
“It might suggest that he is trying to overcome his problems and keep out of trouble.”
Whyte was instead sentenced to an 18-month supervision order.