A MAN who terrified his own mother into calling cops on him then ran off before being caught by officers with a suspect bulging object - a plastic lunch box.

Lewis Gollan’s father was home in Campbell Crescent, Alexandria, when he heard the door open and dog bark around 4.15pm on May 6 this year.

He assumed it was his wife returning and didn’t go to check. At 4.30pm his wife entered and found her son preparing some food.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard last week how, due to a previous incident, 23-year-old Gollan was not welcome.

Depute fiscal Sarah Healing said: “She asked him to leave as soon as he finished eating. He ignored his mother and made his way upstairs.

“She went up and asked him to leave. He refused.”

Gollan told his mother: “I’m f***ing typing - can’t you see I’m f***ing busy?”

He was becoming irate and his mother retreated downstairs to avoid making things worse. After a short period of time, she returned and again went upstairs to ask him to leave.

Gollan began shouting and swearing, including saying “f*** you” and “I will leave when I’m done”.

His mother phoned police at 6.15pm, but by the time cops arrived at 6.30pm, her son had left. Officers found her visibly upset and shaking.

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Gollan was traced a short time later in Bannachra Crescent and appeared to have a large object concealed in his pocket.

Police took hold of his arms and found a plastic lunch box before Gollan broke free and made off.

He was found hiding at 7.10pm in undergrowth with the assistance of the police helicopter, heard the court.

Gollan later pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing, refusing to leave and placing his parents in a state of fear and alarm. He also admitted obstructing police and breaking free from their hold and running off.

Defence solicitor Jonathan Paul said his client was “quite a well thought of chef” and had consumed cannabis on the day of the offence.

He said: “He recognises the seriousness of the charges he faces this morning.

“He accepts his behaviour was absolutely disgraceful.”

Sheriff Frances McCartney pointed out Gollan was placed on a community payback order (CPO) in 2017, which expired just months before the new offence.

Gollan was given a new CPO with supervision from social workers for two years. He must also do 210 hours of unpaid work in the community and has a conduct requirement to undertake alcohol or drug counselling as directed.