Specialised police involved in a high-risk siege where a man was believed to be armed with a rifle had to disengage because an Albury man hurled so much abuse at them, a court has heard.
The siege was unfolding in the area around Resolution Street, Glenroy, in the early hours of May 8.
Police had formed a perimeter no-go zone to maximise the community's safety, but that couldn't stop an aggressive and foul-mouthed Jake Jackson from making his mark.
Jackson, Albury Local Court was told on Thursday, turned up about 7.45am, some five hours after the siege began, in his blue Ford Focus.
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He stopped his car abruptly, got out and immediately breached the perimeter at Orton Place, where tactical police were involved in negotiations.
From there unfolded an unrelenting tirade of foul-mouthed abuse directed at the officers, predicated on Jackson's belief his brother was in the target house and a fear that he and other family members were in serious danger.
It was only after police were eventually able to arrest him and take him back to Albury police station that Jackson, 26, realised the error of his ways, apologising to police and expressing his remorse for what he did.
That regret continued on Thursday when the unemployed man pleaded guilty to charges of resist or hinder police and refuse or fail to comply with directions.
Nevertheless, his lawyer told magistrate Rodney Brender that what Jackson did was "a reasonably serious example of that offending" though "most of it was spontaneous" resulting from "high personal stress" and an inability to handle anger issues.
The court was told that about 15 police, including tactical officers, general duties and highway patrol members, were at the scene when Jackson arrived.
Police approached him, identified who they were and called on him to stop.
But police said Jackson ignored them.
"He was highly aggressive and agitated, clenching his fists and yelling."
The swearing directed at police was all part of his misguided attempt to warn police to get away from his sister's home, where he believed there were children.
Police tried repeatedly to move him away, but he kept abusing them and wouldn't leave.
Eventually, he was handcuffed to the back of his car then taken away in a caged police vehicle.
Jackson will be sentenced on October 16.