A convicted attempted murderer was caught in a busy city centre street with scissors in her jacket pocket.
Danielle Fowler was snared by police in Glasgow’s Hope Street at 4.30pm on October 14, 2020.
The 36-year-old had passed out and was searched by officers who were warned by members of the public.
Fowler had recently been released from an 11-year sentence for attempting to murder a vulnerable man.
Fowler and co-accused Mark Scobbie ambushed the man with punches, kicks and weapons at his flat in the city’s Lambhill in 2011.
The victim would have died from a blood clot to his brain without medical attention.
On Friday, Fowler pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to having scissors without a reasonable excuse or lawful authority.
The court heard Fowler was receiving medical attention from paramedics when officers went to assist.
Prosecutor Alasdair Knox said: “Officers were told by a member of the public that she was in possession of a knife.
“Due to her being unconscious, she was conveyed to an ambulance and in her jacket pocket a grey handled pair of scissors were recovered.”
Fowler was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment before she was arrested.
Her lawyer told the court Fowler was released from prison in April 2020 and was out on licence at the time.
Sheriff Tony Kelly jailed Fowler for ten months.
He said: “The court takes a dim view of offences such as this and only a custodial sentence is appropriate.”