Hammer house of horror after pal tiff
AN ALLOA man appeared in the town's court after the break down of a friendship led to him destroying a door using a hammer.
Mark Dawson (42), of Hillcrest Drive, was given a community payback order for behaving in a threatening manner and destroying another's property on 22 October last year.
He pled guilty to the offence on 9 July.
On Thursday the court heard that Dawson and his friend had fallen out after a transport arrangement fell through.
His friend had been giving him a lift to work, but that ended due to the accused not paying for fuel costs.
At around 9pm on 22 October he went to his former friend's house.
Inside his friend heard someone banging the front door of the property, in Tillicoultry High Street, and shouting threats.
Depute fiscal Ann MacNeill said he heard a "banging sound as if something heavy were striking the door. The accused then left the locus and police officers, having been contacted by the witness, arrived.
"They saw considerable damage to the front door. Police officers traced the accused to a nearby public house and he was subsequently detained by the officers."
The cost of replacing the door is £300 to £400.
Defending, Mr Munro, said the complainer and accused had been good friends.
On the break down of the friendship he said the complainer sent taunting text messages, leading to the incident.
On arriving Dawson had found a hammer and proceeded to try and give the complainer a fright.
He was given 12 months supervision and an order to carry out 100 hours unpaid work over six months.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 15 Aug 12
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