A window cleaner was targeted for racial abuse and then challenged to fight as he worked in Buckhaven, a court has heard.
Jordan McGauchie, 24, described as a prisoner at Perth, went on trial before a jury at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
During the trial he pled guilty to one of the three charges. Not guilty pleas to the other two charges were accepted by the Crown.
McGauchie admitted that on May 15 at Randolph Court, Buckhaven, he shouted, swore and challenged Calum Thomson to fight in a racially aggravated offence.
Mr Thomson, 34, told the court of incidents that occurred on successive days as he cleaned windows on West High Street.
He said he came down his ladder and had a confrontation with McGauchie who had called him a racist name.
McGauchie had been with his partner and their newborn baby when this incident occurred, the court heard.
The next day, as Mr Thomson drove past McGauchie in the street, the court heard he had been called the same racist slur.
Mr Thomson said he got out of his car and proceeded to chase McGauchie down the street.
McGauchie managed to get away from Mr Thomson by leaping over a fence.
However, Mr Thomson said that he later drove past McGauchie again as he was walking down the street and a further altercation took place.
This time, McGauchie said “come on then” to Mr Thomson, which the latter took to be a challenge to fight.
Sheriff Charles MacNair jailed McGauchie for 250 days, backdated to May 22 when he was remanded in custody.