A DUNFERMLINE man challenged his dad to fight and punched his parents’ front door during a drunken disturbance.

As a result, William Blount, 41, of Wedderburn Street, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on December 19, at his home, he shouted, swore, made threats of violence, punched the front door and threw a bin at the door.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said Blount, who lives with his parents, had been drinking at a friend’s house in Kirkcaldy. He had phoned his mother asking her to come and drive him home.

She did this but on getting back to their house, Blount suddenly became aggressive. He shouted abuse about his dad who was sitting in the house watching the TV. He then began kicking the front door and punching at a glass panel, the court was told.

When his dad came to the door Blount shouted: “I’ll tank you”, challenging him to come out and fight.

The door was locked and Blount then threw a wheelie bin at it before police were called.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said: “He has no recollection. He was taking medication and had consumed alcohol as well. He’s thoroughly ashamed and embarrassed.”

Sheriff James Macdonald deferred sentence on Blount until April 14 for him to be of good behaviour.