- Beating up your own parents- £200 fine, no prison.
- Drink driving a bus whilst four times over the limit and assaulting 2 police officers- £400 fine and a driving ban, no prison.
- Man with long criminal record assaults police officers who try to arrest him- No prison if he can find a job offer.
Peter Drummond, 26, took matters into his own hands when he barged into the home of John Nellies and berated him for dealing to his brother who was hooked on the drug.
He then snatched five bags of heroin and flushed them away.
But he was reported by one of Nellies' customers and jailed for two months after admitting breaching the peace.
But Sheriff Robert McCreadie, sitting at Perth Sheriff Court, ignored pleas for mercy.
"If you were concerned about matters you should contact the police, not enter a house and threaten to kill someone," he said, "You can't take matters into your own hands the way you did."
Is this Robert McCreadie on the heroin dealer's payroll or something? How can he possibly think this is justified?
Update: I suppose I should add that I don't actually think he is on the take. That was merely a rhetorical flourish. Anyway in the above link 'Gregg' links to another of Sheriff McCreadie's exploits:
A BUNGLING sheriff halted court proceedings after he hit the wrong button on his laptop and deleted details of the case he was dealing with.
Sheriff Robert McCreadie abruptly stopped a solicitor as she gave her client's plea and left the bench without any explanation.
After several minutes, he came back into court and said his typing error meant he had erased everything that lawyer Rosie Scott had told him about defendant David Dutchyn.
But instead of apologising, Sheriff McCreadie blamed Ms Scott for talking too fast.