An Aberdeen shoplifter has been fined after he tried to walk out of Asda with a trolley full of goods.
Gary Cooper, 40, loaded a trolley with food and household items on December 6 2018 at the store in Dyce before making for the exit without paying.
Fiscal depute Lynne MacVicar told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “At 6.45pm the accused selected items from open display in the Asda store, depositing them within a trolley.
“He thereafter exited the locus having made no attempt to pay.
“The accused’s actions were observed by security staff.”
Ms MacVicar said the items were worth just over £110 in total and were fully recovered.”
Cooper, whose address was given as Provost Rust Drive, Aberdeen, pled guilty to shoplifting while on two bail orders.
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Defence agent Paul Barnett said his client received benefits due to problems with his back, having suffered a slipped disc. He said: “At the time this offence was committed he was on a plethora of pain-killing medication.”
Mr Barnett said Cooper had “exceeded” the intended dosage and, as a result, had little recollection but had fully co-operated with the shop’s security staff.
Sheriff Andrew Miller ordered him to pay a fine of £150.