A thug grabbed a woman by the throat with both hands and pushed her when she rejected his advances while he was celebrating his 20th birthday at a Dundee nightclub.
The victim was a stranger to Jake Anderson, who assaulted her on the dancefloor at Underground on South Tay Street, Dundee Sheriff Court heard.
She had moved away from him and pointed him out to her friend after he bumped into her. Anderson then grabbed her.
Fiscal depute Laura Bruce said: “The complainer was on the dancefloor when she felt herself being repeatedly pushed from behind – it was more of a bumping motion rather than a physical push.
“She turned and saw the accused behind her. She moved away from him.
“She pointed him out to her friend and the accused then approached her, grabbed her throat with both hands and pushed her, causing her to stumble.”
Witnesses described Anderson as “very drunk”.
He was escorted off the premises after the incident.
Solicitor Jane Caird said: “He was out with his father and his friends celebrating his 20th birthday.
“He can’t remember anything about the incident and is very embarrassed.
“His father is in the Army and he’s moved around a lot. He’s only recently moved to Scotland.
“He also wishes to join the Army and has put off applying until this matter is finished. He says he has been told his application will be accepted.”
Anderson, of Anson Walk, Leuchars, admitted assaulting a woman by seizing her by the throat and pushing her on January 18.
He was fined £440.
Sheriff John Rafferty said: “Assaulting an innocent person in a nightclub is a serious matter.”