A 30-year-old man kicked open the door of a Dundee home, assaulted a man inside, then robbed him of 45 and two packets of crisps.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Derrick Traynor also made stabbing motions towards his victim John Tracey, 21, with a screwdriver after he burst into Mr Tracey’s home on Tweed Crescent.
Fiscal depute Douglas Wiseman told the court the incident happened around 11am on May 18 and that Traynor and Mr Tracey are known to each other.
The fiscal said: “Mr Tracey was within his home when he heard banging on the front door and windows.
“The accused shouted ‘I ken you’re in there, you better open the door’. The banging and shouting continued and the door was heard to be kicked.
“There were several more kicks and the door could be heard being forced open.”
Mr Tracey hid inside a cupboard and Traynor burst into thehome stating he wanted a jacketbelonging to his brother.
The fiscal continued: “The accused opened the cupboard and found Mr Tracey within.
“Mr Tracey came out of the cupboard and saw the accused was in possession of a screwdriver.
“The accused then assaulted Mr Tracey by slapping him on the face.
“He continued to shout and approached Mr Tracey and stood over him whilst he was on a bed and made stabbing motions towards him with the screwdriver.
“The accused then demanded money from Mr Tracey, who indicated where his wallet wasand told him to take money from it.
“The accused took 45 from the wallet and he then he took two packets of crisps.”
Solicitor Jim Laverty, defending, said: “He took the law into his own hands, and appreciates he should not have done this.”
Traynor, a prisoner at Perth, admitted that on May 18 he broke into a property on Tweed Crescent, assaulted John Tracey by striking him on the head and brandishing a screwdriver at him, threatened Mr Tracey with violence andthen robbed him of money and crisps.
He was jailed for 12 months.