A man has been jailed for going on a betting shop rampage – just 24 hours after he was released by police.
After drinking himself “into oblivion”, Steven Paterson stumbled into a branch of bookmaker William Hill on Union Street early on Tuesday evening.
But instead of having a peaceful flutter, he shouted at staff members and demanded they give him money.
The 42-year-old also threatened to stab one of them before pushing over a computer screen.
He pleaded guilty to the charge at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, but admitted that his excessive alcohol intake meant he had no memory of carrying it out.
It was the second time he had appeared in the dock in three days.
On Monday he was bailed after confessing to punching and trying to headbutt a police officer on Friday night.
His solicitor Christopher Maitland said: “He knows he needs help and he accepts responsibility.
“Since he was released from prison he has been drinking a bottle of vodka a day.”
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said: “Within 24 hours he’s committed another offence.”
He said a prison sentence was the only appropriate way to deal with Paterson, of Cairncry Road, and sentenced him to four months behind bars.