A MAN was caught with a baton outside a police station when he waved to a passer-by and the offensive weapon fell out of his sleeve.

Richard Dobbin then led cops on a chase to Toryglen Asda after he fled from officers.

It was shortly before 2am on June 25 last year when officers were out on mobile patrol at traffic lights on Prospecthill Road near Cathcart station.

They watched as Dobbin crossed the road before lifting his arm to wave at a member of the public cycling past on a bike.

Fiscal depute Ruth Cockburn told Glasgow Sheriff Court that a police-style baton was seen falling out of his sleeve.

When the 20-year-old spotted the police he bolted to Toryglen Asda while officers repeatedly demanded that he stop running.

As Dobbin, from Newbank, ran past the supermarket he chucked the baton into the trolley bay.

Cope finally caught up with him and searched the trollies, where they found the offensive weapon.

He was arrested and taken to Cathcart police station where he was cautioned and charged.

His defence lawyer said: "It is an offensive weapon and he accepts that he had it."

Sheriff Diana O'Connell placed Dobbin on a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.

He was also tagged for 54 days, keeping him at home from 8pm to 6am.

The sheriff said: "I am satisfied that I can deal with this by a non-custodial sentence."