A man who held up a syringe at security staff in a Dundee shop had his sentence deferred.
William Haxton, 41, of King Street, Montrose, admitted that, on May 5, at Marks and Spencer, Seagate, he stole a quantity of gammon joints, while on bail.
He further admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the store one week later by producing a needle and syringe from his pocket and holding it up in the presence of security staff, who challenged him regarding an allegation of theft and refused to put the needle and syringe down when instructed, while on bail.
Haxton also admitted that, on the same day, in Cowgate, he pulled at the door handle of a van and attempted to force open a lockfast vehicle with intent to steal, while on bail.
Sentence was deferred to June 4.