Man urinated in car's fuel tank

A MAN who was drunk and urinated repeatedly in a car’s fuel tank and then tampered with the engine appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a wilful damage charge.

Aidin Robert Anthony May pleaded guilty to the charge.

Police Prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras said an unregistered car was left at an address after the owner moved out and was making arrangements to retrieve it. On March 23 residents of the address had a party and at 9.30pm May urinated into the fuel tank of the car and threw the fuel cap away. Other party goers also urinated in the fuel tank and the defendant did it three times.

The defendant then tampered with the engine, including undoing the sump plug, the engine manifold and swapped the fuel lines over among other things.

The defendant who represented himself said in his defence that he was drunk at the time.

“I shouldn’t have done it,” he said.

The unemployed May was placed on 40 hours’ community service with no conviction recorded.

Jye Raymond Whitaker was also charged with wilful damage for the same offence. Whitaker’s part in the offence was holding a torch for May to tamper with the engine. The defendant said he was remorseful and apologetic.

Whitaker was also placed on 40 hours’ community service with no conviction recorded.



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