A man has been given unpaid work after challenging a colleague to fight and brandishing a spanner.
Thomas Ibbotson, 26, was angered after a workmate reported him and tried to take matters into his own hands at Halfords on St Clair Street, Aberdeen.
Fiscal depute Anna Chisholm said the incident happened at around 11.30am on May 10.
She said: “The complainer describes that the accused came over to him in the workshop area and asked firstly if he had a problem with him, stating he was now being investigated and blaming the complainer for this.”
She added Ibbotson was “brandishing a spanner over his head”.
Ibbotson, of Walker Road, Aberdeen, pled guilty to shouting and swearing and challenging the man to fight while brandishing a spanner.
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Ms Chisholm said Ibbotson told the man they would “deal with it by having a fight”.
Defence agent Stuart Beveridge said: “His work colleague reported him about something, which he disputed. He was upset about that.”
He added he suffered from Asperger’s and “struggles to deal with stressful situations”.
Sheriff Philip Mann ordered Ibbotson to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.