A man who was sniffing gas became so aggressive he caused one Buddie to flee his home ... straight to the cop shop.
The terrified person ran all the way to Paisley police station to report what was going on in the town’s Lang Street.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard how David Carlton had been pacing up and down in the close where he and others lived and had made threats of violence, leading them to feel uneasy.
Carlton was also heard to shout “I’m going to kill you”.
When police arrived to investigate, they saw the 23-year-old standing at his window shouting down to the street below.
When they heard him say “I’ll f*****g murder you,” they arrested him.
The court was told that the offence had been committed in June last year and after he originally admitted his guilt, sentence had been deferred on numerous occasions to see if he could stay out of trouble.
He had pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to case fear and alarm to others.
A defence agent said that the accused had been sniffing gas at the time but had addressed those issues by attending his own GP and seeking help from Renfrew Drugs Service, and was making positive progress.
After studying reports, Sheriff Susan Sinclair said that as the offence had been committed some time ago, and he had been making serious efforts to sort himself out, Carlton would be admonished.