A LOCHGELLY man vandalised property in the early hours of the morning when intoxicated.

As a result, Robert Lawrie, 40, of Woodend Park, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on March 8, at Main Street, Cardenden, he removed the logo from the front bumper of a vehicle and also removed the petrol cap cover from it.

Lawrie also admitted that at Thomson Court, Cardenden, he stole a plant pot.

Depute fiscal Laurelle Johnstone said that at around 2.50am, a local resident was woken up by a loud noise and looked out to see a man standing next to a car.

The damage to that vehicle was seen later that day and the owner was told what the neighbour had witnessed.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said: “He was intoxicated and can’t remember much about it.

“Police retrieved CCTV footage from the street and at one stage he appears to be washing somebody’s garden path with a hose. It was intoxicated high-jinx.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair said of the social work report: “This doesn’t make good reading.”

He deferred sentence until May 4 when Lawrie will be in court for another matter.