A SHOPLIFTER who stole superhero action figures and made threats to Jobcentre security waved a new mobile phone to reassure a sheriff after missing calls from social work landed him back in court.

Kevin Morrison, 32, appeared in court after breaching orders to engage with social workers while awaiting to learn his fate after admitting to shoplifting and threatening behaviour charges.

Morrison, of Frew Terrace, Irvine, stole headphones from WH Smith in Ayr High Street on November 16 last year, before returning to steal more on November 17.

He also admitted stealing food from Lidl in Allison Street, Ayr the same day [November 17] and stealing more food from Aldi in Irvine on November 23.

Morrison admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Irvine’s Job Centre on November 24 last year by adopting an aggressive demeanour, repeatedly shouting and swearing, and uttering derogatory remarks and making violent threats to a security guard.

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Morrison also admitted stealing a quantity of Marvel action figures from HMV in Ayr High Street on November 27, 2021 and stealing more food from Marks and Spencers at Irvine’s Riverway Retail Park on December 6.

Court papers state the offences were committed after Morrison was granted bail at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on March 22, 2021.

When he returned to the same court on Thursday, January 13, defence solicitor Peter Murray explained his client was “between phones” at the time – as Morrison waved a new white-coloured device at Sheriff Fraser while sat in the dock.

Bail was continued and Morrison will return to court for sentencing next month.