A drunk teenager threw a fridge from a bridge on to a dual carriageway because he wanted to show off in front of his friends, a court has heard.
Alan Bruce appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday where he admitted behaving in a “culpable and reckless” manner with the kitchen appliance on January 3 this year.
Fiscal depute Karen Dow said the 19-year-old had been seen speaking to his friends by a witness who was standing outside his flat close to Marischal Street, Aberdeen.
She said a fridge had been discarded and left as refuse on the pavement.
Ms Dow said the witness then heard Bruce asking his friends if they should throw the appliance from the bridge nearby and on to the dual carriageway on Virginia Street.
When his friends refused to do so Bruce picked up the fridge himself, carried it to the bridge and threw it on to the road below.
Nothing was struck by the appliance as it hit the road.
Ms Dow said the incident was captured on CCTV and Bruce, of 32 Scalloway Park, Fraserburgh, was easily identified as the person responsible.
Representing the apprentice electrician, solicitor Jane Dickers said her client was trying to impress the group of friends he was with.
She said: “There was a great deal of stupidity here. I asked him to explain why, he said he was showing off with his pals. He was over-excited about going out for the evening.
“He said he took some precautions as he did look over the bridge before throwing it.
“He appreciates he behaved in a very reckless manner that evening. He is very apologetic.”
Sheriff Marysia Lewis fined him £600.