Staff at a restaurant in Edinburgh Airport had to call for police help when they were unable to wake a north-east oil worker sleeping at one of the tables.
Ryan Gallon, 23, from Portsoy, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, when he pled guilty to shouting, swearing, acting in an aggressive manner and struggling with police officers on June 2 this year.
Fiscal Depute Stewart Simpson told Sheriff John Cook that about 10.30am on the Saturday morning staff at The Gathering restaurant, contacted officers to say they could not wake Gallon.
Mr Simpson said when woken by police officers Gallon became aggressive and told them “leave me alone” before adding: “I can’t believe I’ve missed another flight”.
He then began struggling with the officers.
Defence solicitor Graeme Clark said his client was an offshore oil worker and had gone home the day before the incident.
He had not slept and had gone straight to Edinburgh Airport.
“He had a couple of pints at the bar and woke up to find he had missed his flight”.
Gallon, he said, later went back to Aberdeen International Airport and got a flight from there.
Sheriff Cook told Gallon, who had a previous conviction for airport violence, “You are a nuisance”.
He fined him £600, to be paid at £100 a month.