Father jailed for Kinloss toy gun threats
A man who threatened to "turn Kinloss into Afghanistan" while armed with a toy gun has been jailed.
Father-of-three Neal Todd, 49, pointed it at people outside a pub in the Moray village and threatened to "kill everyone" following a row.
Todd was found guilty of possessing the imitation weapon, which could fire small ball bearings, and making others believe he would use a Magnum handgun.
He was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
The incident happened in March near the RAF Kinloss base.
Defence lawyer Bill Adam said: "He has always had a fondness for the military.
"There was never any physical threat to anyone. It was very much a toy gun and was not capable of inflicting any injuries.
"Mr Todd does recognise that the behaviour would cause alarm."
Sheriff Annella Cowan praised a serviceman who tried to keep people calm.
She made a supervised release order for nine months after Todd's release.