A man has admitted forcing his way into a Kirriemuir care home and frightening two people there.
Christopher McIntosh was said to be in a drug-induced psychosis at the time of the alarming incident at Storyville House on November 10 last year.
The 37-year-old, of Prosen Road, Kirriemuir, appeared before Sheriff Derek Reekie at Forfar Sheriff Court yesterday where he admitted three charges relating to offences on that date, including behaving in a threatening manner at Storyville, forcing his way into the home in an erratic manner and placing two people in a state of fear and alarm.
He also admitted two separate charges of causing wilful damage to Volkswagen, Nissan and Mazda cars in Glamis Road, Kirriemuir, on the same date.
McIntosh was also originally charged with possessing a hammer and scissors, as well as breaking into the care home with intent to steal. Not guilty pleas to those charges were accepted by the Crown.
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski said McIntosh had been made the subject of an assessment order in relation to the offences and the diagnosis of experts at Murray Royal Hospital was that he was suffering from a drug-induced psychosis.
Sentence was deferred until February 20 when the accused has other cases scheduled to call at Forfar.
Sheriff Reekie said: “I won’t hear the facts for the moment, we will go into all the circumstances of this matter when the reports are available.”
A Crown motion for forfeiture of a jack hammer and scissors was granted.