OAPs fined after naked husband runs through hotel with scissors

Elderly couple left staff terrified during their drunken rampage at Perthshire hotel

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Two pensioners have been ordered to pay nearly £5,000 in fines and compensation after an "out of control" drunken rampage through a hotel in Perthshire.

Robert Fergus, 72 and his wife Ruth, 69, threatened guests and staff at the Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel in February.

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Perth sheriff court heard how Mr Fergus ran naked with a pair of scissors through the hotel and smashed a pane of glass. He used the scissors to cut communications cables at the reception and was caught driving his BMW while drunk.

The BBC reports that Mrs Fergus threatened to shoot a staff member after "reacting badly" to alcohol she had consumed.

The couple were fined £4,100 and ordered to pay the hotel £800 in compensation.

According to The Scotsman, Mr Fergus admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards hotel staff and causing extensive damage to the hotel by smashing a pane of glass and damaging servers by cutting cables.

He was banned from driving for one year.

Fiscal Depute Michael Sweeney said: "Both accused were acting as if they were out of control.

"He was observed to have a pair of scissors.

"Mrs Fergus said: 'I'm going to get a gun and shoot you,' at (staff member) Miss Titkova."

"On seeing the scissors, Miss Titkova shouted at the other staff and guests to run."

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