A man who staged a four-and-a-half hour standoff with police was coaxed from a city centre roof by the offer of a Burger King meal and packet of cigarettes.
Corey Gibb, 21, refused to come down after clambering onto the roof of Gordon Bakery in Dee Street, Aberdeen.
Cops had earlier spotted him in an Aberdeen bank and realised a warrant was currently out for his arrest, reports the Press and Journal.
After climbing onto the 30-foot-high building Gibb, who is from Aberdeen, refused to come down, despite the best efforts of the police and fire service.
And yesterday Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard officers were only able to convince him to give himself up with the promise of a Burger King meal.
Gibb admitted hindering the duties of two detective constables on Friday last week when he appeared from custody.
Procurator fiscal Jamie Dunbar said police, ambulance and a fire service team were called to the scene at a “considerable cost to the public purse.”
Dee Street and the surrounding area was cordoned off for most of the duration of the incident.
He added Gibb was eventually convinced to come down by the negotiators after he was offered “a meal from burger king, cigarettes and a phone call”.
Representing Gibb, defence agent Iain Hingston said his client had been in the bank because he had just been paid for the first time from his new job as a labourer, but added “what he did was ridiculous”.
According to the Press and Journal, Mr Hingston said: “He is a very personable young man that can take advice, but he also has the ability to lose the plot, and that is clearly what happened here.”
Gibb was remanded in custody, and will reappear in court next month.