An Angus man who carried out an assault and robbery at a cash machine has been spared jail.
Connor Sandeman, 20, took a wallet and £200 from Jamie Miller following an alcohol-fuelled incident on a Brechin street last year.
He appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court and admitted striking Mr Miller on the face and forcing him to attend a cash machine on Swan Street on May 18, following the Scottish Cup Final between St Johnstone and Dundee United in Glasgow.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond said the complainer had been at Celtic Park with friends and his brother on May 17 and had been drinking until the incident at 3.48am the next day.
She said: “He had attended the game, had been drinking, and at 6pm on the same date returned to Brechin, where he appeared to be separated from the group.
“He recollects being in the Brechin Arms and City Royal and recollects being at a cash machine.
“He remembered a male being aggressive to him and demanding money from him. His next memory was of speaking to police in hospital.”
Ms Drummond said the complainer had woken up and called the police to give his version of events.
He claimed he was helping the man after he had fallen, but had got blood on a “new T-shirt” in doing so, and had asked for compensation.
When police attended Sandeman’s home, he told them: “I didn’t rob him I have the money to give back to the guy.”
He returned the £200 and took officers to a drain in which he had left the wallet.
Sandeman, of the town’s Golf Park Road, was given 250 hours of unpaid work.