A teen who booked flights to Ibiza in a bid to make up with his girlfriend ended up being arrested at the airport, a court heard.
Dean Stewart, 18, appeared from custody at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and was fined £340 after admitting a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and struggling with police.
The court heard Stewart, whose address was given in court as 7 Logan Court, Elgin, was “emotional” and had too much to drink by the time he got to Aberdeen International Airport. The court heard Stewart ended up kicking a warning sign, shouting, swearing and making threats of violence.
He went on to struggle with police.
The court heard the incident took place on August 3 at 5.30am and the terminal was busy, with a lot of families in the vicinity because a holiday flight was due to depart.
Fiscal Depute Laura Begg said: “Two police officers saw the accused walking towards them, for no reason that was apparent he kicked out at a wet floor warning sign.”
When asked by police to pick it up, he refused and began shouting and swearing. When he continued police went to handcuff him and he began to struggle.
Defence agent Graeme Murray said Stewart regretted his behaviour.
He said: “He and his friends came to Aberdeen for a couple of days’ break and had been out in town.
“His girlfriend is on holiday in Ibiza, they had spoken on the phone during the evening and had argued. The intimation was that she was going to end the relationship, he was upset and called her back, but she had not responded.
“He was under the influence of alcohol, he decided he was going to catch a flight to Ibiza.”
Mr Murray went on to say Stewart booked flights to Ibiza on his phone, before going to the airport.
Mr Murray said that prior to the offences Stewart was “over-emotional”.
Mr Murray added: “He realises his behaviour was inappropriate.”