ON EDGE: The Warwick 32-year-old keyed his ex’s new boyfriend’s car. Picture: Tessa McPherson
ON EDGE: The Warwick 32-year-old keyed his ex’s new boyfriend’s car. Picture: Tessa McPherson

Jilted lover vandalises new boyfriend’s car

A WARWICK man who caused $1300 in damage to his ex's new boyfriend's car in a jealous rage has paid the price in court.

Travis Edward John Inmon went to the woman's new partner's workplace at about 11pm on October 23 last year.

The Warwick Magistrates Court heard the 32-year-old used his car key to scratch a love heart into the front passenger door of the man's car.

Police prosecutor Ken Wiggan said the Warwick man was caught on CCTV footage and questioned the next day, where he said he "wanted to get back at" his ex's new man.

Defence lawyer Clare Hine told the court her client's actions were driven by jealousy and a "lot of friction" between the two men.

Ms Hine argued the offending was a "momentary lapse of judgment" by someone who had an otherwise clean criminal history and strong work history.

Magistrate Julian Noud said it was clear Inmon was "overcome with jealousy and envy", and acknowledged his remorse and low likelihood of reoffending.

Inmon pleaded guilty to one count of wilful damage.

He was fined $250 and ordered to pay $1304 in restitution. No conviction was recorded.

 

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