An Aberdeen shoplifter threatened a man with a hammer after making off with goods from a city store.
Grant MacLeod was yesterday handed a six month jail term after he admitted several thefts.
He appeared in Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after breaching a series of community payback orders (CPOs).
The 38-year-old also admitted fresh offences, including stealing a bottle of alcohol from Spar on Rosemount Viaduct on August 1 of this year.
MacLeod, of Esslemont Avenue, Aberdeen, also took clothes from Mothercare World on Berryden Road on July 16.
He also took a number of items from B and M Home Store in Kittybrewster on June 19 2016, after which he was confronted by staff.
The court heard he then became “aggressive” towards a man and began waving a hammer with his right hand.
The fiscal repute said MacLeod then told the man: “I am going to murder you with this hammer.”
The court also heard that on March 13, 2015 MacLeod grabbed his then-partner by the throat at her home in Stonehaven.
On April 12, 2015 he took a bottle of vodka from the Co-op in Stonehaven’s Market Square.
On August 18 and 19 he breached his bail condition by contacting his former partner.
The court heard he also stole three cans of alcohol from the Union Street Co-op on September 15, 2015.
Sheriff Malcolm Garden said it was a “vast series of offences” and that the accused had been given the “opportunity to avoid a custodial sentence” through the CPOs.
He added: “In my view you have reached the end of the road here. If you don’t take your chance with a community order you end up in custody.”
MacLeod sentenced him to three months for the shoplifting offences and a further three for the others, which will be served concurrently.