A man who unleashed threatening, foul-mouthed abuse at a paramedic has been warned to adhere to his mental health treatment.
Emergency services were called to the central Albury home of Craig Phillip Wilcox's parents after reports of a domestic violence incident.
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He and his father sat in the lounge room and began talking about the older man having to move into an aged care facility.
The discussion became heated so police were called because of Wilcox's behaviour.
The police in turn called for an ambulance.
A second ambulance was then called so a mental health assessment could be carried out on Wilcox, who was displaying "erratic behaviour" towards police.
The victim then arrived with a fellow paramedic, walking down the driveway as Wilcox sat on the front verandah.
He was asked about his medications and whether he had used alcohol or illicit drugs, which prompted an aggressive response.
Wilcox agreed to walk to the ambulance to be taken to hospital for an assessment, then his behaviour "suddenly changed".
His abuse towards the paramedic included the comment: "I'm gonna f ... ing kill you."
Defence lawyer Mark Cronin said Wilcox, who pleaded guilty to intimidation, was now on a significant medication regime for his bipolar disorder, which was "exacerbated over the years" by his use of alcohol.
Magistrate Richard Funston, in placing him on a 12-month community corrections order, said he accepted Wilcox's substantial mental health issues.
"But people can't be treated like that," he said.
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