A hotel duty manager sparked a full police armed response by making a hoax 999 call to the police.
Fife woman Cheryl Smith made up a story that her brother had been stabbed and that the knife-wielding attacker was still in the building with her.
Perth Sheriff Court heard yesterday that armed officers swooped on the property but discovered a house party was in full swing.
Smith had claimed her brother had been stabbed and injured by a man but when officers turned up they found both men unharmed.
The court was told Smith had little recollection of making the call but she may have panicked because the party was getting out of hand.
Smith, 28, of Hampden Close, Leuchars, admitted wasting police time by falsely claiming her brother had been stabbed in Blairgowrie on December 1 2018.
Depute fiscal Tina Dickie told the court: “There were no signs of a disturbance. She was heavily under the influence and admitted to making the call.”
Solicitor Theo Finlay said: “She is ashamed and embarrassed. She had been drinking quite heavily and is vague in her recollection.”
He told the court Smith was working as duty manager at a St Andrews hotel.
Sheriff Gillian Wade ordered Smith to pay £600 compensation and placed her under social work supervision for 18 months.