Drunken pest annoyed staff in Bo’ness shop

An offender refused to leave a shop on a number of occasions and his drunken behaviour eventually forced staff to press their panic button.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:45 am

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Steven Glenn (28), 6 Hadrian’s Way, Bo’ness, admitted threatening behaviour at the Spar, Jamieson Avenue, Bo’ness on December 9 last year.

Ann Orr, procurator fiscal depute, said: “It was 11.30am and the accused came into the Spar under the influence of alcohol and was asked to leave, which he did. But he returned at 12.20pm and began to shout and swear.

“He was asked to leave on a number of occasions but wouldn’t go away.”

When staff threaatened to call police Glenn called staff “grasses” and said to them to go ahead and call the police, adding “we’ll see what happens to you”.

“Staff activated the in store panic alarm and the accused then left,” said the procurator fiscal depute. “Police arrived a short time later – they had received a call from the accused to say he was at his mother’s address and she was refusing him entry because he was drunk.

“Officers attended at the address and found the accused in the rear garden.”

Defence solicitor Murray Aitken said: “He has no recollection because of his level of intoxication at that time. He has had an alcohol dependence since he was 13.”

Sheriff John Mundy place Glenn on a supervised community payback order for 18 months with the condition he complete 150 hours of unpaid work in six months.