A man who was denied entry to a city centre bar launched a tirade of abuse — including making homophobic comments to door staff and police officers.
At Dundee Sheriff Court, Paul Chalmers, of Bowbridge Place, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm, shouting and swearing, uttering threats of violence and using homophobic language at Seagate on November 11.
Police were called to the pub and during a subsequent tirade, 24-year-old Chalmers told a female police officer that she “looked like a lesbian”.
Sheriff Scott Pattison fined Chalmers and told him that his behaviour was “absolutely inexcusable”.
Fiscal depute Marie Irvine told the court that Chalmers had arrived at the entrance to Market in Seagate at 12.40am on the night in question.
He was told no one was getting in because the pub was closing.
Ms Irvine said that the accused began arguing with the doormen — calling them names and uttering threats of violence.
The fiscal added: “Police arrived and the accused took out his mobile telephone and began filming them.”
The court heard that Chalmers then began swearing at the officers and calling them names.
“He was arrested and he continued shouting and swearing at the charge bar,” Ms Irvine added.
She said that Chalmers had told a female police officer that she “looked like a lesbian”.
Solicitor John Boyle told the court that Chalmers had too much to drink on the night and had been arguing with his girlfriend.
He said he had never been in trouble with the police before and was “significantly embarrassed by his behaviour”.
“It was totally out of character,” he added.
Sheriff Pattison told Chalmers: “You should be embarrassed — your behaviour was absolutely inexcusable.”
He fined Chalmers £700 “to reflect the seriousness of the charge”.
Market opened in 2016. It had previously been The Capitol, a JD Wetherspoon establishment, before being sold to JSM Company Group Ltd, a real estate management company.