Online date disaster ended with a statue being thrown through car window

Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court

An online date turned into a dating disaster for a Colinsburgh man when his date lost the plot – “ranting and raving” at him before hurling a concrete statue through his car window.

Louise Black (41) met the unnamed man on dating site Plenty of Fish before arranging to meet him on New Year’s Eve.

Dundee Sheriff Court was told the pair got on very well initially, with the man inviting Black back to his home on the Balcarres Estate.

He offered Black a drink – prompting her to “quickly consume quite a large amount”.

Fiscal depute Alan Kempton told Dundee Sheriff Court: “At that point she began speaking about family troubles and became emotional.

“She carried on in the same manner for the remainder of the evening. The complainer describes her as ranting and raving.

“Around 10.30pm the accused phoned her mother on her mobile phone and continued on the same vein about family troubles before throwing the phone to the floor.

“The man thought it was in her best interests that she went to bed.

“She went to sleep and awoke around 30 minutes later and immediately started ranting and raving again.

“She demanded that the man drive her to a friend’s house in Leven. He told her he had been drinking and said no.

“She then left and went outside.

“Once outside she began ranting and raving and picked up a concrete ornament and threw it at his Vauxhall Corsa car.

“It hit the passenger window, breaking it and causing damage to the bodywork to the value of around £1000.

“Police found her wandering down the road a short time later.

“She was described as drunk and agitated.”

Black, of Ben Lomond View, Oakley, pleaded guilty on summary complaint to charges of behaving in threatening and abusive manner and vandalism.

Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC deferred sentence until next month for Black to appear in court in person.