A jilted teenager who was dumped by a woman after five dates threatened to throw a brick through her window and told her “the police can’t do anything”.
Kian Crombie, 18, met the young woman via an online dating site but she soon halted the relationship over concerns about his behaviour.
But Crombie then began bombarding the woman with messages and calls, telling her she was a “s***” and that he was going to smash her window.
When she called the police, her abusive ex told her: “The police can’t do anything”.
But Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that he was arrested soon after.
He threatened to smash window
Fiscal depute Rebecca Thompson told the court that the couple had only gone on five dates before the woman rejected Crombie “due to the accused’s behaviour”.
“Following this, the complainer began to receive multiple text messages from the accused, calling her a ‘s***’, ‘a f****** wee dirty’ and further threats that he would smash her window.
“Upon receiving the messages, the complainer contacted her friend and arranged to socialise with him.
“During the evening of September 30 this year, they were together reviewing text messages from the accused when she received a call from a withheld number.
“Believing it to be the accused, the complainer answered the call and put it on loudspeaker so her friend could listen.
“The accused stated, ‘What do you think you are doing?’ and that he was ‘going to go mad’ because she had ended their relationship.
“The complainer told the accused to leave her alone and terminated the call.”
‘The police can’t do anything’
On October 1 this year, the woman received another call from Crombie who told her he was “going to throw a brick through her window”.
Shortly after, the woman contacted the police, who arrived just in time to hear another call made by Crombie to his victim.
“The complainer recognised the voice of the accused and put it on loudspeaker in front of the police and heard the accused tell her, ‘The police can’t do anything’,” the court was told.
Crombie pleaded guilty to one charge of engaging in a course of action that was abusive to his partner or ex-partner by sending messages and making threatening calls between September 20 and October 1 this year.
‘It was a stupid situation’
Representing himself in court, Crombie said, in mitigation, that the woman’s “mate” had also been “giving me abuse”.
“It was a stupid situation and let’s leave it at that,” he added.
Honorary Sheriff Susan Stokeld deferred sentencing Crombie, of Harris Drive, Aberdeen, in order for a criminal justice social work report to be carried out.
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