A Geraldton man has admitted to punching and spitting at a Geraldton bus driver in a fit of rage while he was grieving the death of his grandson. Lawrence Charles Dann, 44, on Thursday appeared in Geraldton Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to assaulting and making threats to a bus driver. The court was told Dann had stepped on to the bus at a stop in Wandina on February 22 and was asked by the driver to show his concession card. Prosecutor Sgt Beau Jones said Dann then became angry, punching the bus driver’s hand and spitting in his face. Sgt Jones said the latter offending was particularly serious given Geraldton was preparing for a rise in local COVID case numbers ahead of the State border reopening in March. Dann was also heard telling the man: “Do you want your a... kicked c...? I’ll beat the f... right out of you.” The incident was captured on CCTV. Lawyer Xavier Sellathambu said Dann accepted responsibility for his actions, which had occurred while he was still grieving the “sudden” death of his grandson. Mr Sellathambu said the behaviour was “out of character” for Dann and requested he be spared immediate imprisonment. Magistrate Angus Hockton said the offending was serious given the victim was “just going about his job” and had been “trapped behind the steering wheel” when the incident occurred. The matter was adjourned for sentencing for six weeks.