A woman was left “terrified” when a drunk pointed a gun at her.
Steven Borboluk, 24, of Cruachan Court, Penicuik, admitted on January 31 last year on Islay Road, Dunfermline, he had in his possession an imitation firearm with intent to cause Elaine Esler to believe that unlawful violence would be used against her.
Depute fiscal Claire Miller said the incident occurred at 7.10pm as the woman was returning home after a day out in Edinburgh.
She stopped her vehicle to let three people, including Borboluk, cross the road in front of her. As he passed by she could see he was carrying what appeared to be a hand gun, which he pointed at the woman with his arm straight in front of him.
“The occupants of the car were terrified and the police were contacted immediately,” said Ms Miller.
Officers found Borboluk at a chip shop with his dog. When they approached him, Borboluk pulled the weapon from his waistband and said “just take it” adding that he had been “stupid”.
Tests showed the weapon was a BB gun but had features which made it look like a handgun.
Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said her client had “little or no recollection” of the incident, said he was “deeply ashamed” and “can’t believe he had done something so stupid”.
Borboluk will be sentenced on February 2.