A 17-year-old has admitted making homophobic and menacing comments in a 999 call – over a row with his bank.
The teenager, who can not be named for legal reasons, called the police control room on June 16 at 5pm from an address on Elgin High Street.
Elgin Sheriff Court heard yesterday that when the call handler told him it was not a police matter, he became aggressive and began making homophobic remarks and swearing.
Depute fiscal Rowena Carlton said he then went on to say: “I don’t care police officer, I am not walking 30 miles because Royal Bank of Scotland told me to. Get the police down here now.”
After he was arrested and in a cell, he threw water at an officer through the hatch and swore at him.
The court heard his behaviour was a result of misusing the tranquilliser alprazolam, and that he is now getting help for anxiety and depression.
Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov gave the teenager a deferred structural sentence on the basis that he continues to engage with mental health professionals.