A sick troll, who was jailed for abusing the family of missing Glenrothes man Allan Bryant junior, called the police when he himself became the target.
Twisted Stewart McInroy was happy to dish out online abuse and threats but became upset over Facebook comments made to him by Fife youth Graham Maddock.
Maddock contacted McInroy after he had sent a message to Allan Bryant Snr saying he had tortured and murdered his son, who has been missing since November 2013.
McInroy was jailed for ten months for that offence and he later received another seven months sentence for posting more vile online abuse to a former girlfriend threatening to burn her house down and harm her dog.
McInroy then himself became the target of abuse from Maddock (18), of Ford Crescent, Thornton, who threatened to “cut” him and told him people in the Glenrothes area wanted him dead.
At Dunfermline Sheriff Court Maddock admitted that on August 9 last year at Macbeth Road, Dunfermline, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by uttering threats of violence, made menacing and homophobic remarks in messages sent to Stewart McInroy.
Depute fiscal Fiona Nairn told the court that McInroy had accepted a friend request on Facebook from Maddock, even though he did not know him.
McInroy was then sent a series of abusive messages from midnight until 5pm when he called the police.
Maddock posted: “You don’t care about anybody. Half of G-toon want you dead”.
McInroy was warned, “You shouldn’t have done what you done. You’ll get done mate.”
Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client was a first offender and the incident had taken place after there was “unsettling news in the community” relating to the missing person case.
She said her client had expressed remorse and added, “He says he accepts responsibility 110 per cent. He made full admissions and doesn’t put forward any excuses for his behaviour.”
Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Maddock £350.
Family and friends of Allan Bryant Jnr have used social media to appeal for information on his disappearance.