A shopkeeper has relived the dramatic moment he tackled a drugged-up thief who was racially abusing him.
Charan Singh, 34, a manager at Home Hardware in the city centre, detained Mark Warren, 42, until police arrived.
Warren, of Adamson Court, was jailed for eight months after he admitted a racially-aggravated offence at the store on Peter Street.
An allegation that Warren poked Mr Singh with an umbrella was deleted from the charge.
Mr Singh, from Invergowrie, has welcomed the sentence.
Fellow store manager, Jagroop Singh, 34, said Warren had attempted to steal a plunger and fly spray among other household items value at £24.
Mr Singh said: “I checked it on CCTV as he went around the store.
“When I confronted him he claimed he’d bought all the items in the store the week before.
“I took the bag from him and asked a store assistant to call the police. He started with the racial abuse, then the physical abuse started.”
Mr Singh added: “He was throwing stuff off the shelves as he attempted to get out. He claimed he was going to stab my family, while calling me a black *******.
“He was telling me to get back to my own country.”
During the struggle, Mr Singh said Warren picked up an umbrella from a stand at the door.
He said: “The way he was holding the brolly it was like a javelin motion.
“He was racially abusing me while this was going on and there was another customer in the store as well.
“At one point he tried to escape through the back of the shop. Even when the police arrived he still kept going with the racial stuff.”
Warren’s lawyer told Dundee Sheriff Court that his client had taken a quantity of valium on the date in question, and had “no recollection” of the events.
Sheriff Derek Reekie told Warren: “These offences include an assault and offensive, racist remarks. These were vile comments.”
Two months of Warren’s sentence were for the racial aggravation.