A man who stormed into a council housing office with a bag full of knives and made death threats to staff before showing them pictures of haemorrhoids has been jailed at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Thomas Barczynski entered Dundee East Housing Office in Pitkerro Road on October 26 last year and threatened to kill members of staff.
He then showed workers images associated with the Illuminati — a name given to a secret group alleged to control world affairs — and haemorrhoids.
After his arrest, Barczynski continued to make threats at police HQ in Bell Street.
Officers who searched his bag found four “knives or bladed instruments” and a telescopic baton manufactured in America.
Polish-born Barczynski, 45, a prisoner at Perth, admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and a second charge of possessing an offensive weapon.
Solicitor Ross Donnelly said: “When he’s released, it is a matter for him whether he would be in a position to obtain accommodation through the local authority or homeless accommodation.”
Jailing Barczynski for 23 weeks, Sheriff Alastair Brown told him: “What you did was absolutely unacceptable.
“As far as I know, you are perfectly entitled to be in the UK and I’m not telling you to leave.
“But you have to consider what steps you can take to get yourself out of the hole you have dug.”