A MAN who hit the windows of a home and threatened cops has been warned to behave himself.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told Connor Steele, 28, that if social workers told him to jump, he was to reply "how high".

Steele previously pleaded guilty to offences stemming from an incident on March 2, 2023.

At a property in Braes Avenue, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, shouted, swore, uttered threats of violence and struck a number of windows, causing damage. It was aggravated by being against a partner or ex.

He also shouted, swore and threatened police with violence outside of Bar 68 on Dumbarton Road.

And he struggled violently with four officers at the same location.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on February 6, Steele appeared for sentencing and the sheriff said: "Mr Steele and I go back a long, long time."

He said social work reports were, "the most detailed I have read".

Steele, whose address was listed in court papers as a prisoner at HMP Greenock though he did not appear from custody, was described by his defence solicitor as a "different man now".

He was also said to have the responsibility for five children.

Sheriff Hendry said: "Having read this report, I can say I know more about you now than I ever have in the past."

He imposed a community payback order with supervision by social workers for 18 months.

The sheriff told Steele: "You must do everything you're told by your supervising officer. If they say jump, you say how high."

He must also do 150 hours of unpaid work within the next year and was warned if he doesn't comply, "every other option opens up" for sentencing.