A drunk man who climbed into a man’s flat through the window, forced him out and barricaded himself in from police has been tagged for eight months.
Boozed-up Lee Craig, aged 27, repeatedly banged on the door of Jamie Robb’s Holburn Street flat before clambering in through a broken window on February 18 this year.
He chased Mr Robb around the flat, who left and called the police. When officers got there, Craig had locked himself in and refused to open up.
Craig, of Summerhill Crescent, Aberdeen, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm.
Sheriff Malcolm Garden described Craig’s behaviour as “appalling” when he discussed putting the defendant on a curfew as an alternative to custody.
Defence agent Keidra Morrison asked the sheriff to consider letting Craig leave his house earlier in the morning to travel to work.
But Mr Garden said: “He has 66 previous convictions. This is an appalling piece of behaviour which fully justifies a custodial sentence.”
He told Craig: “You have an appalling record. This is an extremely serious matter, even if it didn’t quite go as planned. I am prepared to deal with you by way of a curfew.”
He was banned from leaving his house between the hours of 8pm to 5am for a period of eight months.