A sheriff told a habitual nuisance caller that he hoped she would get fed up going to jail before he got fed up of sending her there.
Elizabeth Gibson, of Feddonhill, Fortrose, appeared for sentence yesterday at Inverness Sheriff Court after admitting making a series of silent and abusive 999 calls to police.
The offences were committed just five days after she was released early from a prison sentence for the same crimes.
It left defence solicitor Neil Wilson conceding to Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood that “there was more than an element of groundhog day” with his client’s behaviour.
He added that her mother had now thrown the 21-year-old out of the house and he hoped Gibson would now see sense.
She was arrested on November 8 near the phone box from where she normally dials 999. But the court heard that she then struggled with police.
Gibson admitted a long list of previous convictions, mostly for the same Communications Act offence.
The latest began on November 4 and continued until November 8 using mobile phones and local call boxes.
She also pleaded guilty to struggling violently with police and resisting arrest.
She was jailed for eight months, backdated to November 9.