A man has admitted stealing a car after the keys were left inside.
Michael Cheyne, 35, took the vehicle from an address on Gillespie Crescent in Aberdeen on Sunday.
He also pled guilty at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to driving without insurance and possession of heroin.
Defence agent Paul Barnett said his client had fallen back into addiction after completing a drug treatment and testing order.
He said: “He’s relapsed very quickly, the order having come to an end, which is unfortunate.
“The order was of significant benefit to him and dramatically reduced his offending.”
He added: “The keys to the vehicle had been left in the car. Inexplicably he’s got in the car and has driven a fairly short distance. The vehicle has been recovered undamaged fortunately.”
Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill deferred sentence on Cheyne, of Roslin Street, Aberdeen, until next month.