An Aberdeen man who admitted stealing booze from a supermarket has “been down that aisle before”, a court has heard.
David Patterson, 53, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he pled guilty to stealing from Asda, Garthdee Road, on June 25.
Fiscal depute Kelly Mitchell said the drink had been valued at £84 and was fully recovered.
Defence agent Mike Monro said: “Mr Patterson has been down this path before, and he’s been down that aisle before in Asda.”
He added he has had alcohol problems in the past as well as psychological problems and had pled guilty at the first opportunity.
Sheriff Margaret Hodge sentenced Patterson, whose address was given as Great Northern Road, Aberdeen, to 40 days behind bars.