A MAN was caught in an Asda car park with heroin before later going on to steal from a dead man. 

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard last week how, on December 10, 2020, cops on patrol at Asda Toryglen saw Steven Shannon shouting at vehicles in the car park.

When they approached him and told him to stop, he shouted "f**k off c**ts" before bolting from officers, who gave chase.

He ran in the direction of Toryglen Regional Football Centre and was seen throwing a knotted bag containing brown powder into some bushes.

This turned out to be 3.7g of heroin, which the court heard was worth around £100 to £120.

The 34-year-old was caught and arrested and taken to Cathcart police station.

He threatened officers, saying: "If I was younger I'd punch f**k out of both of you." 

In a separate offence, on February 2, 2021, a housing association concierge spotted Shannon at a property on Albany Terrace in Cambuslang. 

He was removing items from a lock-up garage that had belonged to a resident who had very recently died.

Shannon, from East Kilbride, was seen taking items and loading them into a car before driving off.

Police were contacted and checks were carried out that showed Shannon did not have insurance for the vehicle. 

His defence agent told the court Shannon has a child he does not see, is single and lives alone. 

Sheriff Diana McConnell said she was satisfied she could deal with the matter using an alternative to custody.

Shannon was placed on a community payback order with 12 months' supervision and told to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

She added: "You do know that if you breach the order you will be reported back and dealt with as though the order had never been imposed." 

For the road traffic offence he was also given six penalty points and admonished.