A man who claims he is being targeted by youths confronted schoolboys over the matter and threatened to break their necks if they did it again.
Kevin Mitchell spotted the youngsters, both aged 14, while driving along Cookston Road in Portlethen and pulled over to remonstrate with them.
The 47-year-old shouted and swore at the boys and threatened violence if he saw them throwing things onto his roof again.
Fiscal depute Kirsty Martin told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the teenagers were making their way along Cookston Road at around 9pm on April 22 last year when they saw a vehicle halt in front of them.
Children had been making Mitchell’s life ‘fairly difficult’
Mitchell got out of the driver’s seat and approached the boys “very aggressively”.
He “squared up” to one of them while shouting and swearing at them.
Ms Martin said: “The accused was shouting and swearing at them, stating that they had thrown objects onto the roof of his house.”
Mitchell then began walking back to his vehicle turned and said: “If I see you doing that again I’ll break your necks.”
The teens continued walking along the road away from him.
‘He’s not proud of himself’
The court heard the whole incident was captured on video by Mitchell’s partner in the passenger seat – and proved to be key to getting Mitchell prosecuted.
She then sent the footage to one of the boy’s mothers, who in turn contacted police and Mitchell was charged.
Mitchell, of Bishopston Gardens, Portlethen, pled guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
Defence agent Iain McGregor said: “Mr Mitchell maintains that a group, of which the two complainers were part, had, in the recent past, been making Mr Mitchell’s and his family’s life fairly difficult.
“The position is the two complainers and two others had been fairly regularly throwing objects onto the roof of his house.
“He accepts he said what is alleged. He’s not proud of himself.
“He realises there were other steps that could and should have been taken.”
Sheriff Graham Buchanan fined Mitchell £320.
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