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Man jailed for trying to hit himself with a brick

By Mason White 2:49 PM July 21, 2017
Bricks (illustration)
Bricks (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

A man was locked up in jail after admitting to attempting to hit himself with a brick, according to police in Scotland.

Dundee police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Darren Forbes, after being accused of acting in a threatening manner in public.

In court, Forbes pleaded guilty to acting in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, or acting aggressively.

The Dundee Sheriff Court had ordered Forbes to be held without bail pending sentencing.

According to the police investigation, Forbes lives in a home on Kinghorn Road.

On the day of the incident, Forbes was on Constitution Street, where he began shouting and swearing, scaring passersby.

When police officers arrived at the scene, Forbes picked up a brick and attempted to injure himself with it.

Luckily, police were able to subdue Forbes before he had a chance to hit himself with the brick. Forbes will be sentenced early next month.