A shoplifter threatened to “slice up” a security guard and urinated in a staff stairwell.
Graeme Fyfe, 44, was caught stealing alcohol and detergent from Morrisons on King Street on April 5, and reacted angrily towards staff when stopped, before relieving himself.
Depute fiscal Lucy Simpson said at around 8.30pm shop security saw Fyfe placing items in a bag and walking past tills without paying.
He was challenged and taken into a staff stairwell to await police but became abusive, stating “I’m going to slice you up” and “I’m going to slash you”.
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Ms Simpson added: “Before police arrived the accused urinated while within the stairwell.”
The items taken were valued at £116.25.
Fyfe pled guilty to shoplifting and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
Sheriff Andrew Miller deferred sentence on Fyfe, of School Road, Aberdeen, until May for reports.