A street on a Perth housing estate was in lockdown for more than an hour after a 21-year-old man trashed his home - and then threatened to kill police.
Perth Sheriff Court was told that Brandyn Campbell, who lived alone in a block of flats on Campsie Road, first dialled 999 claiming to be somebody else, at 11am on a Saturday morning.
He explained he had concerns for a “friend.”
A series of further calls were made, stretching into the following morning, during which he unleashed a stream of abuse at officers, calling them “f***ing pigs.”
Depute fiscal Mairi Graham said he became “agitated” and warned that if no action was taken he would have to “take matters into his own hands.”
An anonymous call was later received advising police of a disturbance at the property.
Police knocked on his door but were told to “f*** off, pigs.”
He then caused mayhem by repeatedly smashing glass panels in a door and caving in windows, including one in the living room, with a hammer. At the same time he continually threatened officers, stating: “I’ll f***ing kill you - I’ll kill you with this hammer.”
He also threatened to torch the property and a cordon was put in place, preventing the public and traffic from entering the street.
Following negotiations, the accused was arrested and taken into custody.
Solicitor Paul Ralph said a background report on Campbell suggested there was scope for him taking part in the Right Track project, which aims to keep youngsters on the straight and narrow.
Sheriff William Wood said: “Clearly these incidents are very concerning.
“There was considerable disruption, both to public services and to the public peace.”
He deferred sentence until March 25 to review Campbell’s progress and warned him to stay out of further trouble or he would place his freedom in “jeopardy.”
Campbell, who had been bailed to his mother’s address in Perth Road, Scone, admitted that on November 3, 2019, at his home, he behaved in a threatening and abusive manner, shouted and swore and made offensive remarks.
He also admitted smashing glass panels in a door and windows with a hammer and made the police kill threats.
He pled guilty to a second charge of repeatedly telephoning the Police Service of Scotland on November 2 and 3 and shouting and swearing and making abusive remarks.
He was subject to a May 24, 2019, bail order from the Perth court at the time.