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Clubber 'showed bouncers gun' after being refused entry

Dawid Stec laughed as police arrived to arrest him outside Club Tropicana in Dundee.

Club Tropicana: Stec was seen acting strangely.
Club Tropicana: Stec was seen acting strangely. Google 2018

A man showed bouncers an imitation handgun after he was refused entry to a nightclub.

Dawid Stec, 24, laughed as police arrived to arrest him outside Club Tropicana in Dundee.

He was told at Dundee Sheriff Court on Thursday that he faces a lengthy jail term when he is sentenced next month.

Stec, of the city's Main Street, was refused entry after being seen acting strangely and bumping into people outside the venue.

Fiscal depute Charmaine Gilmartin told the court: "The accused walked towards the Hilton hotel across the street and lifted his top, showing what appeared to be a gold-coloured handgun, which fell to the ground.

"It made a metallic sound when it hit the ground. He started to walk away but door staff ran over and grabbed him while others contacted police.

"Officers arrived and saw the handgun on the ground. The accused found it funny and laughed throughout his arrest."

She added: "Firearms officers then attended and declared the item safe.

"It was later examined and found to be an air soft pistol designed to shoot 6mm ball bearings and with the appearance of an American made Colt pistol."

'The accused walked towards the Hilton hotel across the street and lifted his top, showing what appeared to be a gold coloured handgun, which fell to the ground.'
Charmaine Gilmartin

Stec pleaded guilty on indictment to having possession of an imitation firearm without lawful authority on March 4, 2017, on South Ward Road, Dundee.

Defence solicitor Scott Norrie said: "He was out with friends drinking and this item was found by one of his friends. 

"He didn't appreciate his actions were clearly going to cause alarm."

Sheriff Alastair Brown deferred sentence until next month for social work background reports and remanded Stec in custody.

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