Appearing at Livingston Sheriff Court on Thursday Kevin Scott (31), claimed his apparent threat was “just banter” and told police he thought the youngsters – aged 11 and 14 – were “about 19-years-old” when he stopped to talk to them.
Scott pled guilty to behaving in a threatening manner towards the pair in Bridgend, West Lothian, on November 6 last year.
Deborah Demick, prosecuting, said the 11-year-old noticed Scott’s silver BMW at around 9pm.
The car stopped and he shouted: “Hoi, girl” at her then got out of the car and started walking towards her. Being in fear for her safety she ran from him. The accused then shouted towards her: ‘There’s room in the boot for you!’”
Sheriff Jamie Gilmour said: “It shows a complete lack of insight into the possible effect this might have had on two young females.”
He placed Scott, Scott Brae, Livingston, on an 18-month supervised community payback order and told him to carry out 220 hours unpaid work within eight months.