A woman who punched a supermarket employee after she was accused of stealing has been given a “final chance” to avoid custody.
Charley Lawson, of Speckled Wood Court in Whitfield, also admitted stealing £20 and a hat from a taxi driver on Sunday.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard that she attacked Melissa Coutts by punching her on the head at Asda, Milton of Craigie, on October 5 last year.
Lawson sat down on the floor after being confronted by Miss Coutts and a co-worker before striking her victim on the head “without warning”.
Her most recent offence saw Lawson take a taxi with a man to the Victoria Road area.
The 27-year-old said she had no money before taking the driver’s hat and £20 in cash.
Lawson pleaded guilty from custody to both offences before Sheriff Alastair Brown.
Defence solicitor Douglas McConnell said alcohol was a contributing factor to her offences and she had been experiencing a number of difficulties in recent months.
Before deferring sentence until March 8 for Lawson to attend a criminal justice social work appointment, Sheriff Brown said: “I am giving you a final chance.
“You will be back here before me and if you haven’t kept your social work appointment all bets are off.”
Lawson was granted bail to attend the appointment.