A man defied a court order to storm round to his neighbours’ home to complain about the loud music – only for them to point out it was coming from his own flat.
Personal trainer Grant Robertson was arrested for breaching a bail condition not to approach neighbours Amy Deans and James Yancouskie or their flat.
Depute fiscal Michael Sweeney told Perth Sheriff Court: “Miss Deans and Mr Yancouskie were in their home at 5.30am when they heard banging and shouting from outside the front door.
“They recognised it as being the voice of the accused as he lived upstairs from them. Miss Deans goes to the door and tells the accused to go away and be quiet.
“The accused shouted at Miss Deans to turn the music down. She said the only music playing was coming from the accused’s own property.”
Robertson, 42, of Bruce Gardens, Dunkeld, admitted breaching a bail condition not to approach the couple or their home by doing so on April 23 this year and to acting in a threatening or abusive manner at Perth Royal Infirmary on May 31 by shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence.
Robertson further admitted shouting, swearing and threatening violence during phone calls to Highland House in Perth on June 6.
Mr Sweeney said Robertson was at the hospital for an appointment, but police had to be called because he was hurling foul-mouthed abuse in front of staff and patients.
Robertson also told police he had been threatened by a neighbour while walking his dog and that he had taken video footage of the alleged incident.
The video did not show any crime being committed.
Solicitor Pauline Cullerton, defending, said: “His mother and father do not keep good health and he gets stressed when they both ask him for help. He turns to alcohol as a coping mechanism”.
Sheriff William Wood told Robertson: “You are just making a nuisance of yourself, but if you keep doing that the court will have to send you to jail. Stay off the drink.”
Robertson was handed 18 months supervision as part of a community payback order and told to get alcohol treatment.