Jail for man who downed 200-300 street valium pills during Dundee police stand-off

Jail for man who downed \200-300 street valium pills\ during Dundee police stand-off

Dundee Spiderned caged after necking 300 VALIUM and hurling door at taser-wielding cops in garage sta

A Dundee thug who gained notoriety following a series of criminal aerial escapades has been jailed again after scaling a ledge before chucking a door at Taser-wielding police.

Police arrived at a car repair garage on South Road, Dundee, on August 3 this year following reports of a break-in to find Connor McLeod hiding inside.

During a stand-off with a police dog unit and armed officers wielding a taser, McLeod shoved a door towards officers before he downed a “gargantuan” quantity of pills.

Officers estimate he downed between 200-300 etizolam – also known as “street valium” – tablets while perched on a ledge before giving himself up to them.

McLeod earned the nickname “Spiderned” when he climbed down the outside of a 14-storey tower block to evade police in 2011.

Fiscal depute Nicola Gillespie told Dundee Sheriff Court police forced entry to the building around 6.20am on August 3 this year.

She said: “An initial search did not reveal any persons within however, on entering the workshop area, the accused and another were seen on the ledge.

“The accused was very aggressive, swearing, shouting, threatening police to fight and threatening to throw objects at officers in attendance.

“An officer drew his Taser and activated the red dots on the accused due to his aggressive nature and threats towards officers.

“An officer began engaging with the accused to get him down safely but he refused to come down from the ledge and then pushed an old door from over the edge of the ledge.

“He continued to shout and act aggressively towards police and used pieces of wood to shield himself from the red dots of the Taser.

“He then stated he would come down if the police dog left the workshop, and this was facilitated and he came down.”

McLeod was first taken to hospital where medics refused to treat him due to his behaviour before being taken to Dundee’s Bell Street police HQ.

Miss Gillespie added: “He made threats that he would find out the location of officers’ children’s schools, find out where they lived and further made threats to blow up their homes.”

McLeod, 23, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges of theft, breaching bail, behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, vandalism, police assault and drugs offences.

Solicitor advocate Jim Laverty, defending, told the court McLeod was “incredibly embarrassed” at his behaviour which was due to him consuming a “gargantuan” quantity of Etizolam tablets.

He said: “He was not a prime mover in this incident, he effectively chummed along with others but he accepts full responsibility for his behaviour.

Mr Laverty added that his client “bears the scars of previous experience with the [police] dog unit” and said he suspected the dog had not been fed that morning.

“He did not know if any of the officers had any children or where they lived. But he accepts it was an outrageous thing to say

“He has finally admitted to himself that he has been operating under a difficulty with etizolam and street valium for some time.”

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael told McLeod he knew himself he was going to jail and said the officers should not be subjected to that “entirely unacceptable” behaviour while at work.

McLeod earned the name Spiderned in 2011 after bizarrely scaling down Dalfield Court – a 14-storey tower block near Dundee city centre – as police quizzed his mum in the block as to his whereabouts.

He was then involved in another stand-off with cops when they finally found him on the fourth-floor ledge of another building.

He later earned a further jail term after scaling the roof of a house and launching roof tiles at cops.

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Thug who once climbed down outside of 14-storey block to dodge police threatened officers kids after latest drug-fuelled shame

A THUG dubbed “Spiderned” for his crime-climb antics has been caged after scaling a ledge and hurling a door at Taser-wielding cops.

Connor McLeod was cornered during a garage break-in and necked 300 VALIUM tablets when officers brought in dogs and aimed shock weapons at him.

The stand-off at the car repair centre in South Road, Dundee, began when officers discovered McLeod – who climbed down the outside of a 14-storey tower block to evade capture in 2011 – hiding in a corner.

Fiscal depute Nicola Gillespie told Dundee Sheriff Court that the drama began around 6.20am on August 3 this year.

“The accused was very aggressive, swearing, shouting, threatening police to fight and threatening to throw objects at officers in attendance.

“An officer drew his Taser and activated the red dots on the accused due to his aggressive nature and threats.

When the thug was taken to the city’s Bell Street police HQ, he threatened to find out where cops lived and where their kids went to school.

McLeod, 23, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pleaded guilty to theft, breaching bail, behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, vandalism, police assault and drugs offences.

Solicitor advocate Jim Laverty, defending, told the court McLeod was “incredibly embarrassed” and blamed his behaviour on the “gargantuan” quantity of Etizolam tablets he had taken.

Mr Laverty added that his client “bears the scars of previous experience with the [police] dog unit” and said he suspected the dog had not been fed that morning.

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael told McLeod that officers should not be subjected to that “entirely unacceptable” behaviour while at work.

McLeod earned the name Spiderned in 2011 after bizarrely scaling down Dalfield Court – a 14-storey tower block near Dundee city centre – as police quizzed his mum in the block as to his whereabouts.

On another occasion,  he told cops checking his bail curfew that he had to nip back into his flat for a jacket – before going out of the window and shinning four storeys before scarpering.

He later earned a further jail term after scaling the roof of a house and launching roof tiles at cops.

At one stage during the court proceedings a sheriff told him he was “hanging by a thread” in terms of going to jail.

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