Social workers have banned a man from doing court-imposed unpaid work hours because he said he refuses to work alongside sex offenders.
Andrew McKiddie, 43, agreed to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work but social workers rejected him for comments he made in 2016.
McKiddie, Lower Mill Street, Blairgowrie, admitted shouting, swearing and acting aggressively while carrying out a dirty protest at Perth Police Station on August 31.
The case has been returned to Perth Sheriff Court after social workers said they were unwilling to take McKiddie on.
Solicitor Billy Rennie, defending, said: “The order was imposed in January and it seems as though social work are less than keen because of alleged comments he made in 2016.
“It seems to be a blanket ‘we don’t want to see him’. This was all to do with matters three years ago. Clearly social work are taking a cautious approach.
“I have to ask the court to reconsider sentence, given the historical problems.”
McKiddie was eventually jailed for eight months in 2016 because he continually refused to do unpaid work alongside others who had been convicted of sexual offences.
McKiddie, who was originally ordered to carry out unpaid work for violent and threatening behaviour, lashed out at the social work team who were running the unpaid work project.
He shouted: “I will not work with sex offenders. The fool that made me work with a sex offender should be pulled up. Sex offenders should not be accepted in public anyway.”
Depute fiscal Tina Dickie told the court: “This was the unit that is involved with arranging employment for people issued with community payback orders.
“The accused was there with another male. He asked the other male if he was a paedophile, which he denied. The accused became increasingly aggressive and repeatedly questioned him.
“He then turned his attention to the project officer and began shouting and swearing at him. The accused was demanding to know what the other clients’ offences were, and specifically if there were any paedophiles.
“The accused started making calls to his social worker and case workers to remonstrate that he did not wish to work with beasts or monsters. He began to shout ‘beast’ and ‘monster’ at the top of his voice.
“He then threatened to “chainsaw the b******” and admitted breaching the terms of his CPO by being threatening and abusive in Perth.”
Sheriff William Wood noted father-of-four McKiddie’s long criminal record and said: “You have got to realise this sort of behaviour is not acceptable.
“It is your own conduct that has taken you to unpaid work. You are not allowed to pick and choose.”
McKiddie was originally given unpaid work after admitting hurling a stone into a woman’s car and making threats.