A man who made pest calls to the emergency services, threatening suicide and violence against a neighbour, has received a jail sentence.
Arthur Davidson, 58, repeatedly called 999 and, on one occasion, falsely claimed he had been stabbed in the back.
On one occasion when the fire service was genuinely required to tackle a fire in his home as Davidson lay drunk and “oblivious” he became agitated and tried to assault an ambulance worker.
Davidson, of Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, admitted that on February 13 last year at his home, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, shouted, swore and acted in an aggressive manner by repeatedly lunging at an ambulance technician.
On December 12 2013 he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly making threats of violence to call handlers at police divisional HQ in Glenrothes.
On July 8 this year at Broad Street, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and refusing to desist when told to do so by police.
On August 20 at his home, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to police call handlers, he persistently made calls pretending he needed medical or police assistance.
Defence agent Selina Mackay said her client’s problems stemmed from the fact he is an alcoholic.
The court heard that Davidson is currently serving a jail sentence, imposed at Kirkcaldy for similar offences, and will not be released until March. Sheriff Charles Macnair jailed Davidson for 128 days, to run consecutively to his current term.