A drunk chef lost his temper when he saw two men he suspected of stealing a £380 Vivienne Westwood designer shirt from him at a party.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Aiden Macdonald, of Oldtown Place, Inverness, behaved aggressively at a Miller Road flat on February 1 which had been rented by teenagers for the social gathering.
Macdonald’s sister was also there and another guest intervened to try to get Macdonald to leave.
But fiscal depute Niall Macdonald said that as the man ushered Macdonald, 23, out of the door, he was struck on the lip and then a fight ensued.
The chef admitted conducting himself in a disorderly manner, behaving aggressively, refusing to leave the property and engaging in a fight.
Defence solicitor John MacColl said: “The item which is of some value was taken from his property earlier in the day and he then saw the two men at the party later.
“He was upset about this and when he was asked to leave, he objected. Alcohol played a part.”
Fining him £800, Sheriff Gary Aitken told Macdonald: “This was not the way to deal with this. If something was stolen, then you should have dialled 999.”