A prisoner out on licence was sent back behind bars after assaulting one staff member at Tesco and racially abusing another.
The pair had caught the man trying to run away after stealing from the store.
Adam Charles Isham, 27, of Porcher Way, Boston, admitted stealing three PlayStation games worth £340, assaulting Tom Pickwell by beating and of using abusive words and behaviour, which were racially aggravated, towards Filipe Fernandes.
He appeared in custody before Skegness Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday having been recalled to serve out a prison sentence from which he had been released on licence.
The court was told that at 12.45pm on November 16, Mr Fernandes heard a cry of ‘stop’ and then the security alarm.
He then pursued Isham, who was running away having abandoned the games he had stolen, and was able to detain him.
Isham reportedly used abusive language towards Mr Fernandes and said he was going to stab him. He also spat at him, the court was told.
Isham was also said to have headbutted another member of Tesco staff, Tom Pickwell, causing a cut on his nose.
They were able to restrain him until the police arrived.
The magistrates were told that Isham had been sentenced to 29 months in custody for a dwelling house burglary in January 2013 but had been released on licence.
He had now been recalled to prison as a result of this incident.
The magistrates sentenced Isham to four weeks in custody for the theft and eight weeks for each of the assault and the racially aggravated threatening behaviour, all to run concurrently with each other and with his remaining prison sentence.