A man threatened to put a bouncer’s mum in a wheelchair – before headbutting a police officer.
Sean Bardrick had stepped out of a bar on Hadden Street in Aberdeen to have a cigarette when he was spotted by door staff acting in a “strange manner”.
And the 28-year-old lost his temper when he wasn’t allowed back in.
Depute fiscal Lynzi Souter told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “At approximately 10pm, the complainer had observed the accused leaving the locus to have a cigarette.
“He formed the opinion the accused appeared to be agitated and behaving in a strange manner and informed the accused he wouldn’t be getting back inside.
“The accused took umbrage and began to converse with the complainer in an aggressive manner.
“The accused stated to the complainer that he runs the place and that he would be going toe-to-toe with the complainer at the end of the complainer’s shift. He further stated he would put the complainer’s mother in a wheelchair.
“The complainer felt threatened by this and feared for his safety.”
Police were contacted and when they arrived arrested Bardrick, however, he “lunged” towards one officer and “headbutted him on the nose”.
The officer was left with bruising to the bridge of his nose.
Mrs Souter added: “Throughout this, the accused shouted and swore and made various threats to kill police officers.”
Bardrick, of Lorne Buildings, Aberdeen, previously pled guilty to two charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and one of assault to injury over the incident, which happened overnight on March 22.
Defence agent Lynn Bentley said her client had a number of underlying psychiatric and psychological issues which he is now receiving help for, and had apologised to those involved.
She added: “He unwisely had consumed a bottle of alcohol on top of his prescribed medication.”
Sheriff Graham Buchanan deferred sentence until June for Bardrick to be of good behaviour and for reports.