CAUSING a scene at Dunfermline Police Station after officers refused to give him a lift home proved costly for one reveller.
Anton Law, 24, got into a taxi in the early hours of the morning after a night out and realised he had did not have his wallet.
Police were called on when he refused to leave the vehicle and soon became the subject of his abuse.
Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Law, of Hollytree Road, Glenrothes, had earlier admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the police station on May 28 last year by refusing to leave a taxi, shouting, swearing and struggling with police officers.
Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said a taxi driver came into the police station shortly after 4am and requested assistance in dealing with a male in the front of his taxi.
It appeared he had no means to pay his fare and had refused to get out of the vehicle.
"Police officers attended the taxi and saw him clearly under the influence of alcohol," she said.
"He was asked to leave the taxi and became unhappy
"He began to shout at the police officers, demanding they take him home.
"It was explained to him that they were not a taxi service and he would have to make arrangements to get home.
"He was told to calm down but continued to shout and swear and blame police officers for his predicament."
Solicitor Selina Mackay said her client's recollection of events were very vague. He had been out with friends and had been drinking throughout the day.
"He recollects getting into the taxi and during the course of the journey, he realised he didn't have any cash," she said.
"He asked the taxi driver to stop at Asda's cash machine and, at that point, the taxi driver asked him to get out.
"He had lost his phone and had no way of getting home and acted out of frustration.
"He appreciates he should not have acted in that manner but clearly what happened was fuelled by alcohol and has impaired his judgement."
Sheriff Craig McSherry ordered Law to pay a £500 fine.