Man admits breaking two phones and a TV

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A man has had his sentence deferred for ‘nine months of good behaviour’ for acting in an aggressive manner and throwing two mobile phones at a television set.

Alexander Hobson, of 20 Stevenson Street, Oban, pleaded guilty at Oban Sheriff Court on Wednesday June 5.

The 26-year-old admitted to acting in an aggressive manner on March 15 this year by shouting and swearing, as well as pushing someone on the body and, without reasonable excuse, recklessly damaging property belonging to another by throwing two mobile phones at a television.

His defence solicitor, Laura McManus, said that her client replaced the television with a better model and replaced the victim’s mobile phone.

However, Sheriff Patrick Hughes said: ‘You cannot smash people’s property and expect that paying for it makes up for it.’

Hobson will have to appear back in Oban Sheriff Court on March 25 next year when, if he is of good behaviour, he will receive a financial penalty.