A brazen thief calmly walked into a man’s house and rummaged through his belongings before stealing his medication and then punching him in the face.
Thug Christopher Walker, 31, then went on a rampage at both police HQ and Ninewells Hospital, assaulting four police officers and a nurse.
Dundee Sheriff Court was told victim Michael Patterson was at home in Hilltown when he heard his front door opening.
Fiscal depute Kirsten Letford said Mr Patterson found Walker in another room, bending down and rummaging through a suitcase.
“The complainer told the accused he was in the wrong house and he stood up and made his way to the front door,” she said.
“The accused said: ‘You must think I’m here for something bad but I’m here to help,’ at which point he punched Mr Patterson on the face.”
Mr Patterson noticed the accused was holding some of his prescribed medication and called 999.
Police gave chase and when they detained Walker and recovered the medication he said: “They’re not mine, they were planted on me.”
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Mr Patterson had a swollen cheek and a swollen and cut lip, the fiscal said.
At police HQ, Walker’s condition caused concern and a nurse was called, but he stood up and tried to hug her.
PC Lianne Gilbert intervened and Walker attempted to punch her before kicking her on her leg. He then punched Sgt Graham Elrick and headbutted him.
Walker was then taken to A&E where he was aggressive and bit staff nurse Neil Dunbar on the arm. He then assaulted PCs Stewart Henry and Lianne Gilbert as they tried to restrain him.
Walker’s solicitor Ross Donnelly said Walker had told him he had been drinking coffee and believed some sort of medical substance had been added to it.
Walker, of Tulloch Court, admitted four charges of assaulting police officers on Wednesday at police HQ and at Ninewells Hospital; stealing medication from the house at Hilltown; assaulting Mr Patterson by punching him on the head and assaulting staff nurse Mr Dunbar by biting him on the body at A&E.
Sheriff John Rafferty returned Walker to prison to serve 50 days of an unexpired portion of his previous sentence and jailed him for an additional eight months.