Strathpeffer man fined after offering stolen soft drinks to police in Inverness
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A ROSS-SHIRE man who had just stolen soft drinks from an Inverness shop offered some to two police officers.
Inverness Sheriff Court was told that the theft of a rucksack and two bottles of Lucozade had been reported by staff of WH Smith in the city's High Street on July 18.
The constables had a description and 46-year-old John Mackay, of The Square, Strathpeffer, made the comment when he was stopped and challenged.
Mackay admitted the theft and two other offences when the case was called at court.
Sheriff Margaret Neilson was told that on May 2, Mackay was arrested in Cairn Court, Kinmylies, Inverness, after he was heard to be shouting threats at occupants of a house in the area.
He admitted abusive behaviour.
He also pleaded guilty to a breach of his bail curfew when he was found in Cairn Court on July 29 at 3am – seven days after he had been granted bail at the sheriff court in Inverness.
Mackay was fined a total of £500.