Denny offender lost the plot with her guitar strumming, video game playing partner

Roseanne “Rosie” McCourtney (30) had just had enough of her partner playing his guitar and playing video games and threw items around the house, which led to him seeking shelter in a bedroom.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:15 pm

The matter only came to the attention of the police when he phoned his gran, and she called them in.

McCourtney appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour at her 50 Overton Crescent, Denny home on November 9 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Heather Galbraith said: “The witness was within the address with the accused. It was 7pm and she was in a bad mood, acting in an aggressive manner, shouting ‘dinny play that guitar’ and ‘you’re not playing Dirt Valley’ – a computer game on the Playstation.

McCourtney was not a fan of her partner's guitar playing or his video gaming

"The accused then threw some things around within the address and the witness retreated into a bedroom. He contacted his grandmother, who phoned the police. The accused was later traced at the address and arrested.”

The court heard the couple had been together since they were both 16.

Martin Morrow, defence solicitor, said: “He was playing his guitar and his video games and it just got too much for her that night. The witness never wanted this to come to court.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston responded: “The moral of the story is don’t tell your grandmother if you have an argument with your partner.”

He placed McCourtney on a six month structured deferred sentence until September 2 for her to try and be of good behaviour in that time and made it a condition she attend alcohol counselling.

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