A homeless man who admitted breaching the peace and possessing an offensive weapon at his accommodation in Dundee had sentence deferred for reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment.
Jack Alexander, 24, of Dundee Survival Group, Foundry Lane, admitted two charges when he appeared from custody before Sheriff Alastair Carmichael.
The court heard Alexander had been found lying drunk on the floor and staff were concerned for his well-being.
He then tried to leave the unit, fiscal depute Laura Bruce said, but was asked by a staff member to stay and go to the TV room.
“He became aggressive,” she said.
“The accused began punching doors and walls around him.
“There was no damage and he had minor injuries to his hand.
“Police were called and when his room was searched a knuckle-duster was found.”
Alexander admitted that on Friday May 18, at the accommodation unit, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm, lifted his hands up and walked towards the victim, in a threatening manner and then punched doors and walls.
He further admitted that on the same date at the same place, he possessed an offensive weapon, namely a knuckle-duster.
Sheriff Carmichael deferred sentence and granted Alexander bail, but on a curfew between the hours of 8pm-7am, until June 14.