This is the shocking moment a vile racist spat in the face of a Sri Lankan shopkeeper in an off-licence - because she did not have the right brand of cigarettes.
CCTV footage shows thug Christopher James Callaghan abusing shop staff and then spitting over the counter in a woman's face.
Callaghan, 30, became angry when staff at Stanley Foods in Bootle, Merseyside, told him they did not have the brand of cigarettes he wanted.
After Nilani Nilalarajah opened the counter to prove to him that the cigarettes were out of stock, Callaghan hurled vile abuse at her and then spat in her face.
A furious Ms Nilalarajah threw an object from the counter back at the yob before calling police.
On Wednesday Callaghan appeared at Sefton Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault in relation to the spitting incident on October 10 last year.
He also admitted a racially aggravated offence in relation to a previous incident in the shop, when he hurled racist abuse at Ms Nilalarajah.
The court heard that Ms Nilalarajah was 'disgusted' by Callaghan's behaviour and did not want him in the shop again.
Callaghan, of Roby Street, was jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for two years.
District Judge Miriam Shelvey ordered him to spend 35 days of supervision with the probation service, and to pay the victim £250.
The judge also upheld a restraining order which forbids Callaghan from contacting the victim.
The court heard he had a long criminal record, which included a racially aggravated offence in 2013.
Aksha Shahid, senior district crown prosecutor with the CPS, praised Ms Nilalarajah for being brave enough to come forward and report the offence.