Police have launched an investigation after a yob threw a coffee jar at drinkers in a Dundee pub.
Officers descended on Duke’s Corner and an adjacent block of flats on Brown Street at 6.30pm on Sunday after a man threw the glass jar at the building and then smashed drinks in front of a group of women sitting outside.
Four police cars and a van were called to the area after the incident was reported.
Several officers then searched the block of flats opposite the pub after the man was seen running towards the building.
Officers are now keen to trace the man — described as being six feet tall and of heavy build — who ran off after shouting at the group.
One of the women, who does not wish to be named for fear of retribution, said the incident left her shaken.
She said the man smashed the glass before yelling he was “the kingpin of Dundee”.
She said: “A group of us were sitting outside and we heard glass smash, which was the coffee jar being thrown against the wall.
“Then a man walked in through the gate and came straight towards us.
“He was a big guy and could have easily hurt any of us.
“He just came straight for our table and smashed the drinks all over and shouted ‘this is for thinking I’m gay’ — he clearly thought we were other people.
“You could tell he was high on some sort of drug.
“He was shouting at us and kept saying he was the kingpin of Dundee.
“We picked up our bags and went inside to get away from him.
“The bar staff made sure we were all right and got us another round of drinks.
“The guy then ran across the road into the flats where the police went looking for him. I was pretty shaken by the whole thing — it was quite frightening.
“He could have had a weapon or anything.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We are making inquiries following an incident that happened in Duke’s Corner, Brown Street, where a coffee jar was smashed and drinks glasses were broken by a man in the beer garden at about 6.30pm on Sunday.
“Officers are keen to trace the man, who is described as being about six feet tall and of heavy build. At the time he was wearing a black hooded top with yellow writing on the front. He was also wearing blue jeans and trainers.
“No one was injured in the incident.
“Anyone with information that could assist officers with their inquiries is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
“Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”