A “bizarre” incident in which a man from Hull barged his way into a random Dundee flat has cost him £875.
Dundee Sheriff Court was told that Thomas Pearman had been accompanying a friend who was working in Dundee, and the pair were staying in a city centre hotel.
At around 8.30am on March 25, the flat doorbell rang and complainer Shawn McGouran went to the door, the court heard.
She looked through the peephole and saw Pearman “muttering incoherently”.
He then began “pushing junkmail through the letterbox”.
Fiscal depute Lynne Marrion said: “At that point Ms McGouran opened the door and asked what he wanted. Pearman barged past her into the living room, looked out of the window, picked up a packet of cigarettes and returned to the hallway, then left.
“Police were contacted and he was observed on a nearby street.
“As officers began to detain him, he began to lash out with his arms and legs.”
Pearman’s solicitor said his client had been very drunk but believes his drink had been spiked without his knowledge.
Sheriff Derek Reekie said: “This case involves some extremely bizarre behaviour.”
Pearman admitted that he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner in that he entered premises uninvited, pushed past occupant Shawn McGouran and then walked from room to room at an address on Sandeman Street on March 25.
He also admitted stealing three packets of cigarettes at the same place on the same date.
And he admitted lashing out at three police officers trying to arrest him.
Pearman was fined a total of £875.