A drug addict, who attacked and robbed a man in his own home at knifepoint, has been jailed.
Michael Jhoomun entered the kitchen of his victim’s home in Kirkcaldy, picked up a knife and brandished it at the man, who was cut when he tried to grab it.
Appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, 50-year-old Jhoomun, of Dura Park, Glenrothes, was jailed for 35 months.
He admitted that on April 22 last year at Miller Street, Kirkcaldy, he assaulted Andrew Wilson, by brandishing a knife at him.
He struggled with him to his injury and robbed him of a mobile phone, a knife and a quantity of tobacco.
The victim, who was 38, has since died, although this was not connected to the incident, the court was told.
Depute fiscal Alex Kirk had told the court Mr Wilson was known to Paula Bridges, who was then in a relationship with Jhoomun.
At around 3pm, Mr Wilson was at home and answered his door to find Ms Bridges there. He let her enter but did not initially see Jhoomun, who followed her inside.
As Mr Wilson sat on his sofa, Jhoomun went into the kitchen and returned holding a knife with a 12in blade.
He told him: “I’m wanting your money.
“This is a robbery.
“Give me your f****** money.”
There was a struggle between them, and as Mr Wilson tried to grab the knife, he sustained a cut to his hand.
Jhoomun took a mobile phone and a quantity of tobacco before leaving the property and driving off, accompanied by Ms Bridges.
Defence solicitor Jonathan Campbell said his client was previously a heroin addict and that he had relapsed at the time of the offence.
“His partner at that time was also misusing drugs, and it was a destructive relationship,” he added.
Jhoomun and his partner had gone to the man’s house hoping to obtain diazepam.
The court heard Jhoomun had served prison terms and was currently on a community payback order.
Sheriff Charles MacNair jailed Jhoomun for 35 months and made him subject to a 12-month supervised release order on leaving prison.
Earlier this year, Jhoomun was placed on a community payback order after assaulting the driver of a works van on the M90 near Dunfermline.
Decorator Robert Steen, who had given Jhoomun a few days’ work, was grabbed and pushed, causing him to swerve about the motorway.