The home of a cat-killing thug was targeted by his 60-year-old “hard of hearing” neighbour who spray-painted his windows and walls with graffiti.
Craig Mills from Lochgelly had been complaining about people shouting abuse at him in the street since his sickening offence came to light.
Disgusted neighbour Christine Beveridge decided to take matters into her own hands and as a result she too ended up the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
She daubed ‘Cat killer’ on the outside of Mills’ home.
She also targeted a car in her street, not connected with Mills.
She spray-painted ‘Grass’ on the vehicle causing damage which cost £2,800 to repair.
Beveridge struggled into the dock using a walking stick and before proceedings could start she announced, “I’m very hard of hearing”.
Beveridge, of 17 Union Street, Lochgelly, admitted that on July 1 at 19 Union Street, she wilfully or recklessly destroyed or damaged property belonging to someone else by spray-painting offensive remarks on to walls and windows.
She also admitted that in Union Street on the same day she spray-painted offensive remarks on to a car.
Pleas of not guilty to charges of assault and resisting arrest were accepted.
Sheriff Richard McFarlane called for reports on Beveridge, who is already on a community payback order. She will be sentenced on August 31.
Earlier this week, the same courtroom was shown a video of Mills biting the head of his pet cat, Pippa, during a horrific attack which caused its death.
Mills, 22, was later found by his partner covered in blood in bed with the dead animal.
The video was recorded on a mobile phone by his then partner David Walker.
Mills punched the cat before putting its head in his mouth and biting it.
The terrified animal scratched him to get away and the partner, who was becoming increasingly frightened by Mills’ behaviour, left the house.
He received a phone call 30 minutes later from a hysterical Mills saying the cat was dead after he had thrown it against a wall.
Mills, who is now remanded in custody, will return to court next week. His sentencing was deferred for a psychiatric report.