Spittle flew as drunk thug raged at teens

Muir was so enraged spittle flew from his mouth
Muir was so enraged spittle flew from his mouth

A drunken thug was so enraged spittle flew from his mouth as he threatened to fight two 16-year-old girls.

Jason Muir (26) was looking for trouble in Falkirk town centre and focused his attention on the two teenagers at a superstore and showered them with disgusting language and comments.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Muir, 44 Bridgend Road, Avonbridge, had previously admitted behaving in a threatening manner at Asda, Newmarket Street, Falkirk, on March 30.

Defence solicitor Neil Hay said Muir’s threats were “pretty typical drunk and disorderly conduct”.

Sheriff Derek Livingston responded: “I’m not sure people threatening to have sexual intercourse with your mother can be classed as typical.”

Mr Hay continued: “His use of these words was not appropriate. It wasn’t targeted deliberately at these young ladies. The spittle that landed on them came as he was talking.

“This is not a case which involved physical violence.”

Addressing Muir, Sheriff Livingston said: “You have caused these girls a considerable amount of stress.”

Muir was placed on a supervised community payback order for 12 months with the condition he complete 180 hours unpaid work within nine months and pay compensation of £500 to each complainer.