A MAN drunkenly stumbled into a family home "shouting nonsense" about a missing dog.

Last Wednesday, Barry McGowan admitted behaving in a threatening manner at an address in Tillicoultry's Cairnton Place on July 15 last year.

Fiscal depute Susannah Hutchison told the county's Justice of the Peace Court that the accused entered the property uninvited at around 9.45pm.

The 30-year-old refused to leave, shouted and swore, and made threats against a man in front of two teenagers - placing the household into a state of fear and alarm.

By the time the police arrived, McGowan was unconscious and in need of medial attention.

Defending, Stephen Maguire claimed that his client was highly intoxicated and had minimal recollection of the event.

Mr Maguire initially explained that the accused acted on false information and entered the house to look for his dead uncle's missing dog.

However, it was later confirmed that McGowan's uncle died after this incident and his death had no bearing on the night in question.

Mr Maguire stated that the accused fell through the door, "shouting nonsense" about the pet.

Paramedics then had to resuscitate him at the scene after he had fallen unconscious through substance misuse.

Mr Maguire noted that the unfortunate family "were in the wrong place at the wrong time".

Justice Mandy Shand told the court: "It sounds dreadful for Mr McGowan, but it also sounds dreadful for the people in the flat."

The accused, of Upper Mill Street in Tillicoultry, was fined £150.