A hot-headed pensioner who broke the arm of a golf club professional in a previous violent attack, has been convicted of stalking him.
Lawrence Ogilvie, 70, assaulted Chris Nugent in a row over a pair of sunglasses.
For that offence the Fife grandad was ordered to pay his victim £6,000 compensation at the end of last year.
He did so but also began paying unwelcome visits to the Nugent family home where he would stare into the window.
Ogilvie bizarrely claimed that his dog had pulled him in the direction of the Nugents’ home during a walk and that when he slowed down in a car there, he was simply testing the vehicle.
This behaviour began not long after his assault conviction and went on for around 10 weeks.
It has resulted in Ogilvie being convicted of stalking and a five-year non-harassment order has been put in place to protect the family.
He was also fined £100.
Ogilvie has been warned if he breaches the court order, he will be facing a jail sentence.
Ogilvie, of Glen Moriston Drive, Cairneyhill, was back in the dock for a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He was convicted of a charge that between January 1 and March 23 at Westhall Crescent, Cairneyhill, he engaged in a course of conduct which caused Christopher Nugent and his wife Zuzana fear or alarm by repeatedly walking and driving past their home, stopping and staring through their windows.
Sheriff Alastair Brown said: “I take the view that the effect on the Nugents has been quite significant.
“I also take the view that this was mean, was done out of a sense of grievance and was a misplaced attempt to assert himself.”
He observed Ogilvie had previously been a man of “unimpeachable character” until these offences.
However, he also warned him that breaching the court order “would take you to prison”.
The trouble started in August 2017 when Ogilvie stormed into the club pro’s shop demanding a replacement pair of sunglasses for ones he had purchased there.
Mr Nugent was sent sprawling, breaking his arm, before Ogilvie began choking him and making threats against him and his family.
The incident shattered the usual calm atmosphere at Dunfermline Golf Club.
After a two-day trial Ogilvie was found guilty of assault to severe injury. At sentencing last December, he was ordered to pay compensation and to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.