A Pot Noodle fan attacked his neighbour for smashing his kettle.
William Stewart told a court he lived on the dried noodle meals and coffee and had lost his temper after finding the smashed kettle outside his flat.
Yesterday at Perth Sheriff Court, Stewart, 20, from St Catherine’s Square in Perth, admitted assaulting Andrew Dawson by punching him on the body on September 27.
Depute fiscal Tina Dickie told the court Mr Dawson had gone to the communal courtyard at the flats to ask a security guard for a lighter.
“He was having a cigarette when the accused went to the front window of a third floor flat and began shouting at Mr Dawson,” Mrs Dickie said.
“The accused was antagonising him, calling him a grass. He told Mr Dawson he was going to get his girlfriend to hit Mr Dawson’s girlfriend, who is pregnant.
“Mr Dawson told the accused to come down. The accused came downstairs and challenged Mr Dawson to a fight.
“The accused punched Mr Dawson once to the chest and shoulder area and immediately went back upstairs.”
Solicitor Pauline Cullerton, defending, said: “The complainer had stolen his kettle and that caused him anxiety because he lives on Pot Noodles and drinks coffee.”
Sheriff William Wood deferred sentence and Stewart was released on bail.