A jilted lover poured a “corrosive substance” over his ex’s car – causing £2,000 of damage.
Johnathan Kerr threw the substance over her car on March 31 after waiting more than an hour to pick her up from the airport, only to find she had made her own way home.
Yesterday his former partner told how she burst into tears after discovering the vandalism, which burned her hand.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “The accused and the complainer were previously in a relationship that’s described as on and off. At about 10pm the complainer parked her vehicle outside her address undamaged at that point.
“The next morning she goes to get in the vehicle and noticed it is covered in a substance. When she touched the substance it burned her hand. She took it to a car wash and strips of paint came off.”
He added that the incident, which caused £2,000 of damage, had been caught on CCTV.
Kerr, 42, pled guilty to pouring a corrosive substance over his former partner’s car.
Defence agent John Ferrie said: “This occurred after a messy split up.
“He went to pick her up at the airport. He sat there for over an hour.
“I think she tried to evade him and by some other means she got to her home address.”
Mr Ferrie said his client went to his ex’s address in Torry and emptied a container, that did not have a label, over her car.
He said: “He wasn’t sure what it was but he wished to cause damage to the car.
“He advises he just wished to frighten her by pouring something over the car, just to see her reaction.”
Sheriff Murdo MacLeod interjected: “He must have known what he was doing.”
Mr Ferrie replied: “He didn’t try to find out what was in the container. He believed it to be thick polish but he accepts he poured it on the car.”
Sheriff MacLeod deferred sentence on Kerr, of Derbeth Grange, Kingswells, for six months for him to be of good behaviour and to repay the £2,000.
Speaking after the hearing, Kerr’s former partner said her daughter touched the car too and was left with red and painful hands.
She added: “One guy touched it and said ‘this is acid’. I cried, I was scared.
“This is very, very upsetting.”