A man stripped off, dismantled a toilet and began ripping up the wall of an Aberdeen hotel bathroom in a tequila-fuelled rampage, a court has heard.
Lee Courtney was found by police in his room in Citi Hotel on the city’s Bath Street naked and clutching the lid of a toilet cistern on July 20.
He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and pled guilty to the destruction of property.
The 43-year-old, who lives in Glasgow, admitted he had very little memory of the events.
Solicitor Lynne Bentley told the court her client – a self-employed contractor – had been drinking shots of tequila in a Mexican restaurant in the hours beforehand to celebrate the completion of a contract.
As a result, she said he was “at a loss” to explain what had happened.
Police had to use the hotel master key to gain access to Courtney’s hotel room after concerns were raised about the noises coming from within.
Fiscal depute Lynne Macvicor said the man’s bathroom had been “covered” in vomit and other “human matter.”
She added: “The cistern the accused had in his hand was missing from the toilet.
“The majority of the plasterboard above the toilet had been removed and was on the floor of the bathroom.”
The hotel estimated that the cost to repair the damage – and the loss of revenue while the room was out of action – was around £2,500.
Sheriff Ian Wallace told Courtney, of Towerhill Road in Glasgow, that he will be fined for the destruction he caused.
He will return to court for sentencing next month.