A man who entered the Dundee home of an 81-year-old woman uninvited, while drunk and high on cocaine, has been fined.
Greg Petherick, of Priory Crescent, Arbroath, walked into a property on The Hawthorns, Dundee at around 9pm on December 14.
At Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday, the 26-year-old admitted causing the pensioner and her son, 55, to suffer fear and alarm during the incident.
Fiscal Depute Lora Apostolova told the court Petherick walked in and stood in the hallway of the home.
She said: “The front door of the property was unlocked and the complainers were watching a film together.
“The 81-year-old witness went to the kitchen and her son went to the bathroom.
“When he returned, he saw the accused standing in the hallway and shouted through to her to ask if she knew him or knew he was in the house.
“She replied that she didn’t and this caused them both to feel alarmed and frightened at his presence with no explanation.
“They noted he was under the influence of alcohol or other substances at the time and called the police.”
Petherick, who represented himself in court, said someone had given him the drugs and he was subsequently “really, really, intoxicated”.
“I don’t normally behave like this. I didn’t know these people.”
Petherick also admitted being in possession of 0.6g of Class A drug cocaine.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael fined him £200 for the charge of threatening or abusive behaviour likely to cause fear and alarm and admonished him on the drugs charge.