A Dundee cyclist punched off a pensioner’s wing mirror at a city skip in a fit of road rage, a court has heard.
Duncan McLaren followed the motorist and launched a tirade after claiming he had been cut up as he pulled into the approach of the council recycling centre on Riverside Drive.
The 37-year-old later told officers his victim was a “middle-class p***k” who “shouldn’t be allowed on the road”.
Depute fiscal Trina Sinclair told Dundee Sheriff Court: “The complainers are a couple in their 70s.
“At around 1pm they were driving to the skip at Riverside.As they turned, the accused was riding a bike with a trailer and they swerved in front of him. They then slowed down to let the bike pass.
“Mr Ramsay got out of his car to unload items to the skip and the accused arrived two minutes later.
“He approached Mr Ramsay, shouting about his driving and swearing, saying: ‘You shouldn’t be allowed on the road’.
“Mr Ramsay walked away and the accused shouted: ‘ I am not finished with you yet’.
“As Mrs Ramsay asked an employee where certain items went, the accused punched the wing mirror and smashed it. He then left.”
Miss Sinclair told the court that the couple went to the police, who traced McLaren after reviewing CCTV.
After being detained, McLaren told officers: “The boy drove like a p***k. That middle-class p***k shouldn’t be on the road. I don’t care what you do, I will keep doing things like that.”
Doug McConnell, defending, said: “Mr McLaren suffers from Huntington’s disease.
“At the time, it was a very difficult period as he was a carer for his mother.
“He has been of good behaviour and that has changed his attitude.”
McLaren, 37, Forest Park Place, admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting, swearing and threatening Alexander and Sybil Ramsay and punching the wing mirror of a car, smashing it, at Dundee City Council amenities site on Riverside Drive on March 23.
Sheriff Tom Hughes deferred sentence until November 19 for reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment.