A man, who scratched his neighbour’s door with a knife on Boxing Day, was jailed at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Mark Warren, 38, was sentenced to 12 months for the offence at Red Admiral Court, Whitfield.
The court heard Warren had been drinking and was playing loud music around 11pm on Christmas Day. He then appeared at his neighbour’s door and an argument broke out before Warren returned to his own flat.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson said: “Occupants within the neighbour’s flat then heard scraping on the door.
“They looked through the peephole and saw the accused was in possession of a large bread knife, which he was using to scratch the door with.
“The neighbour opened the door to confront the accused but he had gone back into his own flat by that time.
“Police were called and when they arrived they saw fresh scratches to the front door of the flat next to the accused’s door.”
Warren was taken to police headquarters, where he was searched and found to have a 10 wrap of heroin.
Warren, a prisoner at Perth, admitted one charge of having an offensive weapon, namely a knife, at Red Admiral Court, on December 26. He also admitted a second charge of having heroin at police headquarters on the same date.
Sentencing, Sheriff Carmichael noted that this was Warren’s fourth conviction for having an offensive weapon.