A man pistol-whipped two drug dealers who threatened to throw acid in his girlfriend’s face.
Jack Smith – who was yesterday jailed for more than two years for the “vigilante style” attack – took an imitation gun with him when he went to confront the man and woman following a dispute between them and his partner.
The 25-year-old threatened and hit the pair with the fake hand gun, which turned out to be a 9mm black plastic BB weapon.
Fiscal depute Vicki Bell said Smith held the imitation firearm to the man’s head while shouting “you’re dead” and “I’m going to kill you” at an address on Urquhart Road, Aberdeen, on February 22.
Smith pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman by striking her on the head with the gun to her injury and permanent disfigurement.
He also admitted assaulting the man by threatening to kill him, holding an imitation gun to his head and striking him to his injury. Smith also admitted possession of the imitation gun.
Ms Bell said the woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she was treated for a 2cm laceration to her forehead.
The man was also taken to ARI. Ms Bell said police attended Smith’s home and found the gun “sitting on the arm of the sofa”.
Smith “spontaneously” admitted ownership of the gun but said it wasn’t real.
Defence agent Alex Burn said his client had gone to the address “as a consequence of the complainer dealing drugs to his girlfriend”.
Mr Burn said there had been a row over money and the man “previously threatened to throw acid in her face”. He also said the woman had a knife at the time of the incident.
Sheriff Jack Brown told Smith, a prisoner of HMP Grampian: “Against the backdrop of clear animosity between you the complainers, you attended vigilante-style at the property intent on resolving some dispute between them and your girlfriend.
“You did so in possession of an imitation firearm. You presented and pointed this weapon at at least one of them and proceeded to pistol-whip both of them.”
He sentenced him to 29 months.