A drunk youngster spat blood through a window at a Renfrewshire country club and threatened to “slash” his pals.
Colin Crawford, 18, turned up sozzled to Ingliston Country Club on June 22, last year where a group of his pals had rented a cottage.
Rather than socialise, he smashed his head off a wall, spat blood through a window and threatened to “slash” the group of pals who had invited him there.
Procurator fiscal depute Alison McFadyen told Paisley Sheriff Court on Wednesday that a group of friends were staying in a cottage at the country club on June 22 last year.
One of the people staying at the Bishopton resort was the accused’s girlfriend, who had invited him to attend.
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Ms McFadyen explained: “Around 7pm, the accused attended to socialise with the group. He attended with alcohol.
“He was asked to stop drinking as he was extremely intoxicated on his arrival. He continued to drink and starting arguments with others.
“Crawford then hit his head off a wall and punched a wall. The patio doors were locked so he was asked to leave another way and he continued to shout, ‘I’ll f*****g wreck the place.’
“One member of the group tried to reason with him and he continued to shout, ‘I thought yous were my pals, I’ll f*****g slash yous all.’
“He then spat, spitting blood through a window into a bedroom.
“The accused’s sister arrived to take him home and he got in the car, rolled down the window and shouted, ‘Tell the boys I’m gonna get them, I’m gonna stab them.’
“Staff were alerted and the police were contacted.
“A search of the premises was carried out and blood marks were seen on a bed in the property.
“The accused was traced at his home address where he was cautioned and charged and made no reply.”
Defence agent Jonathan Paul told the court Crawford was only 17 at the time of the offence and feels “ashamed”.
Mr Paul added: “He is 18 now and he is very ashamed. His recollection is sparse.
“He had taken far too much alcohol on this day and he has refrained from alcohol since this event.
“He truly is ashamed of his conduct.”
Sentencing, Sheriff Gillian Craig said: “It is a relatively sad state of affairs when I find a young man in front of me for the first time.
“You were too young to be this drunk and being this drunk is no excuse for this behaviour.
“I do hope this is an isolated incident and I hope I don’t see you before the court again.”
Sheriff Craig ordered Crawford to pay £500 in compensation at the rate of £10 per fortnight, stating: “There will be nothing further and I hope you’ve learned your lesson.”
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