An Aberdeen man has been admonished for smashing his ex-girlfriend’s wing mirror – after a sheriff learned the couple had since reconciled and were now engaged.
Brett Ewan, 30, had been drinking at a friend’s house with the woman who was then his ex on May 14 when they got into an argument.
That evening, Ewan sent a menacing message to the woman and threatened to damage her property.
Fiscal depute, Christy Ward, told Aberdeen Sheriff Court that the accused had sent a message saying “I’m outside your mum’s, you car is getting smashed, watch this”.
After looking outside, Ewan’s then ex-partner didn’t see anyone but he appeared 10 minutes later.
During the incident, he pulled the casing of the wing mirror off while the woman was in the car, but she managed to drive away.
Ewan, of Rosehill Avenue, was arrested and had been due to stand trial next month, but today pleaded guilty at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
One of the conditions of his bail had been that he must stay away from the woman involved.
But the pair were found together by police yesterday – breaking Ewan’s bail conditions and leading to him being arrested again.
Defence agent, Ross Taggart, said the couple were now engaged and had been visiting a grandparent to inform them of the news.
Sheriff Margaret Hodge admonished Ewan considering the circumstances.