A SCARBOROUGH reveller threatened a town centre night marshal during a bout of shadow boxing, a court heard.
Richard Thomas, 18, admitted throwing dummy punches towards the man as he sought to defuse an alcohol-fuelled incident in the town centre in December.
Thomas, of Barrowcliff Road, pleaded guilty at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court to using threatening words and behaviour after the marshal intervened when he saw the pair carrying alcohol in the street.
Prosecuting, Steve Ovenden said Thomas threw dummy punches and lunged forward, twice appearing to headbutt the marshal.
Mitigating, Franklyn Garvey said Thomas was remorseful but had not actually engaged in any physical contact.
He said: “He was voluble in his language which was uncalled for but in the main there was no physical contact.
“He had been with a friend and both had been to another friend’s house and had been drinking and taken quite a lot on board.
“When they left his friend took a bottle of alcohol and was drinking from it.
“It is fair to say he kept his distance but then he was seen by a marshal that he was throwing dummy punches as if he was shadow boxing.
“During that he would have been bobbing and weaving but there was no physical contact.
“However, he realises that this behaviour is something that Scarborough does not wish to have.”
Magistrates fined Thomas £65 and ordered him to pay £85 costs.