Man who demanded money from parents 'too sick' for Falkirk court appearance
A man who repeatedly demanded money from his parents and threatened to damage a property was “too sick” to appear in court.
James Baas, 33, whose address was given as HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire, was due to show at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.
However, he failed to turn up, a day after being released from hospital.
Explaining his client’s absence, defence solicitor Stephen Biggam said: “He isn’t coming. He’s sick and he went to hospital.
“He was released yesterday (Wednesday) but he’s too sick to come to court today.”
Baas had behaved threateningly at a property in Randolph Place, Bannockburn on July 31 last year, where he repeatedly vowed to damage items within a home.
Addressing Baas’ solicitor, Sheriff Christopher Shead said: “I have to check whether the warrant has been passed to police for execution.”
Mr Biggam replied: “It has.”
Sheriff Shead continued the matter until May 6.