A foul-mouthed man screamed bad language on a train packed with passengers, some of them children a court has heard.
Ray Stevenson, 25, shouted “f***y pack” and used the f-word at the top of his voice as the 11.10pm ScotRail service from Glasgow headed for Perth.
His unruly behaviour was described as “disturbing”.
Stirling Sheriff Court heard that transport police told Stevenson to be quiet several times and then arrested him after they overheard him say the words “in your mouth” to a young woman sitting across the aisle from him.
Depute fiscal Gail Russell said Stevenson became aggressive when police attempted to put him off the train at Stirling and he was subsequently arrested.
She told the court: “It is fair to say he was inebriated.”
Mrs Russell said the train was “very busy” with passengers.
Stevenson, of Nimmo Avenue, Perth, pled guilty at Stirling Sheriff Court to using threatening and abusive behaviour on the Glasgow to Perth ScotRail train on October 2 last year.
Stevenson’s solicitor, Virgil Crawford, said: “He had been drinking in Glasgow.”
Sheriff William Gilchrist sentenced Stevenson to perform 75 hours’ unpaid work as part of a community payback order.
He said: “Clearly your behaviour would have been annoying, if not disturbing, to many passengers on that train.”