A South West man has been handed 80 hours of community service work over the next nine months for a long list of offences which stemmed from alcohol abuse. Scott Charles McLeod, 34, was charged by police at the end of last year after a string of incidents in Bridgetown fuelled by alcohol, including drinking at the local skate park, where he was also yelling and swearing in front of teenagers. McLeod also had a violence restraining order taken out against him by his next-door neighbour, which he breached after repeatedly yelling at him from inside his own home and reportedly saying “I’ll smash your f...ing face in”. Police arrested McLeod on November 29 but he fought back and made offensive comments to officers, calling one a “paedo” and yelling “I’m going to kill that c...” while in lock-up. McLeod appeared in the Manjimup Magistrate’s Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to three charges of disorderly behaviour in public, two of breaching a violence restraining order, two of street drinking, one of disorderly behaviour in lock-up, one of obstructing police and one of trespassing. McLeod denied one disorderly behaviour charge. McLeod told the court he had never met his neighbour and was unaware of why he had taken out the VRO against him, also claiming he was singing lyrics to a song out loud which were not directed at the neighbour. Magistrate Robert Young said McLeod was a “volatile person who lacked self-control” and only had himself to blame for his behaviour which had seen him spend time in and out of jail in the past. McLeod said he was attempting to work on his alcohol and mental health struggles and had since enrolled in TAFE as well as counselling. McLeod was sentenced to 80 hours of community service work and received $800 in fines for street drinking.