A THUG shouted nasty abuse at a Subway worker after he was told he couldn’t use the drinks machine without paying.

Reece Haldane went on to threaten cops who turned up, including telling them “I’m going to s**t on you”.

The 24-year-old appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court this week following the incident on June 17 last year.

Haldane entered the sandwich store at Victoria Road, Govanhill, at around 8.15am. He asked to use a drinks machine but was informed that he couldn’t without paying.

Due to him beginning to shout, the staff member filmed Haldane on his mobile phone and contacted police.

Haldane shouted, “f**k off you specky b*****d”, “you’re a specky b*****d”, “mon outside then and I’ll f*****g jab you”, “you want to act like a p***k”, “do you want to go for it outside”.

He also said, “shut the f**k up”, “you think I’m scared”, “shut the f**k up you specky b*****d”, “see the next time I see you in the street I’ll kill you”.

Haldane told the employee he was going to contact the police himself and left.

Officers attended following the staff member's call, and Haldane’s details were passed to officers.

A search was carried out and at 9.25am, he was found on Pollokshaws Road.

Whilst being taken to Cathcart police office, Haldane became abusive towards police.

He shouted, “I’m going to rip your nose off ya bam”, “I’m going to s**t on you”, “you’re not respectable you fat bam”, “I’m going to drop you”, “you’re going to be on you’re a**e”, “watch yourself”, and “look at you ya f*****g p**f”.

The court heard that Haldane’s offending is linked to his alcohol issues.

His defence solicitor said: “He’s indicated he needs support. There is a gap in his offending, but the difficulty is he doesn’t seem to be managing that.

“Matters are escalating, he’s previously appeared in the justice of the peace court and now it’s the sheriff court.

“He will comply with any order put in place. I would recommend supervision with a condition for him to attend addiction services.”

Sheriff Charles Lugton replied: “The reality is there’s got to be some punitive element. This was an unpleasant disorder-type offence.”

Haldane, of Whiteinch, was placed under social work supervision for one year and ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work.