A 59-YEAR-OLD man reacted angrily when he found out the car he had just bought for £600 was only good for the scrapyard.

David Sharp was told the bad news when he took his new purchase to a garage for what he thought would be a minor repair.

Within half an hour of buying the Hyundai Tuscon, Sharp was back at the door of the seller, demanding his money back.

However, his furious reaction landed him in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Sharp, of Drummond Square, Lochgelly, admitted that on July 5, 2019, at Haig Crescent, Dunfermline, he acted aggressively towards a woman, entered her home, shouted, swore, seized her bag and purse and seized her by the wrist.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Sharp had contacted the woman about the car, which she was selling for £650.

He arranged to look at the vehicle and made an offer of £600 which was accepted and he drove off with his purchase.

However, half and hour later, he was back at the woman’s door looking very unhappy.

The depute went on: “He was extremely angry and accused her of selling him a ‘duff motor’. He was demanding his money back.

“He then entered the house, pushing past her and went into her kitchen. He took her purse out of her bag looking for the cash.”

A 12-year-old girl was in the house at the time and saw the incident with Sharp continuing to shout and swear. At one point he grabbed the woman’s wrist.

He eventually left and the police were contacted.

He told officers he had taken the car to a garage immediately after buying it.

“They told him it was only good for scrap and he should look for another car. It needed a new catalytic converter which would have cost around £600,” added the depute.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He took the car to Kwik Fit expecting to have repairs done to the exhaust. As it turned out, he had to scrap it within a month of buying it.

“It was a sore lesson learned. He knows he shouldn’t have behaved in this way but he was taken advantage of to a certain extent. It was an incident that is out of character for him.”

Sheriff Derek Reekie commented: “That’s the danger in buying second-hand cars.”

He pointed out there was a principle of ‘caveat emptor’ which means let the buyer beware.

The sheriff also told Sharp: “This was no way to behave”, and fined him £360.