A ROW with his mum over the volume of his computer system ended in a 21-year-old Dunfermline man grabbing a knife and shouting at her.

Police were called to the home of Dylan Patterson in Haig Crescent.

He appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted that on May 7 at his home he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting at his mum while holding a knife.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said: “His mother had asked him to turn down the volume on his computer but instead he turned it up.”

She then asked him again before turning it down herself at which he shouted: “Don’t touch my stuff.”

He left the living room and went into the kitchen where his mum saw him with a knife.

“She panicked and barricaded herself in the living room, putting furniture against the door and the police were called,” said the depute.

When police arrived Patterson was shouting and still holding the knife. However, when officers told him to put it down he did so.

Defence solicitor Chris Sneddon said: “His mother had started watching something on the TV and there was a dispute over the volume. She had pulled the wires out of the computer.

“Clearly, he’s reacted badly to the situation.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and Patterson will be sentenced on May 30.