Case of car moved from Fort Augustus branded as ‘bizarre’ by court
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A man who got behind the wheel of a stolen car with the keys left in it was given a six-month deferred sentence for good behaviour by a sheriff.
David Mosson (38), of Leven Drive, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court and admitted the reset of the vehicle from the West End Garage in Fort Augustus on March 1, 2019.
Fiscal depute David Morton told Sheriff Elidh Macdonald that the case was “bizarre.” He said the car was taken from the garage car park after the keys had been deliberately left in it for the owner to pick up.
“But it was moved by persons unknown and left in a nearby street,” he said. “Then Mosson came along. The vehicle’s CCTV showed him getting behind the wheel, and driving it a short distance at a low speed before leaving it intact where it stopped.”
Mosson will be sentenced on October 25, but he was told he need not appear if he was of good behaviour.