A knife thug who signed the blade of a massive hunting knife before using it to threaten a shop worker is facing jail.
Sean Thomson went in to a Co-op store in Dundee’s Charleston Drive and approached staff member Kyle Balfour in a bid to buy booze.
Mr Balfour said he couldn’t sell Thomson drink because he already appeared to be under the influence.
Thomson lost the plot and called the worker a “ginger prick” – before telling him “I’ll see you when you finish”.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court: “As he stood in the doorway he said ‘I’ll wait and see you at the end’ and lifted his top up, exposing the handle of a large knife which was tucked into the front of his jeans.
“Witnesses were worried that the accused would come back into the store with the knife and were concerned for their safety.
“Police attended and viewed CCTV, recognising the accused.
“Officers spotted a male matching his description and ran after him. A knife within a sheath was recovered from the waistband of his jeans.
“It was a hunting style knife with a blade of around eight inches.”
A sheriff was shown the knife in court – which has the huge blade partly coloured in with pen, mimicking blood, and with the signature “S. Thomson” close to the hilt.
Thomson, 26, of Dunholm Road, Dundee, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges of threatening and abusive behaviour and possessing a knife on August 10 last year.
Sheriff George Way deferred sentence for social work background reports until next month.Thomson was released on bail meantime.