A Fraserburgh man was found by police hiding beneath a pile of clothes after breaking his bail conditions.
Jamie Dingwall had been granted bail in November at Peterhead Sheriff Court.
Under the order, the 27-year-old was to remain at his parent’s home between 8pm and 6am.
However, tensions between Dingwall and his parents recently became strained.
At 12.25am on Thursday, officers visited the property and were told he was not present.
Fiscal Linzi Souter today told Aberdeen Sheriff Court that he was tracked down on Friday night.
She said: “At 10.40pm, officers attended to to a report of of an ongoing disturbance at a different address.
“There, the accused ran from a garden in Academy Road and into another address on Faithlie Street in Fraserburgh.
“Officers pursued him and when they got into this address they saw him hiding beneath a pile of clothing. As a result, he found himself arrested and in custody.”
Defence agent Leonard Birkinshaw explained that Dingwall’s curfew order meant he was let go from his job.
This resulted in “stresses” and a subsequent argument with his parents that led him to leave the property.
He added: “He is welcome back to the home and he knows he shouldn’t have done that.”
Sheriff William Sumners fined Dingwall, whose address was given as Greenbank Walk, £110.