Got a flat tyre? Steal one from another car and carry on

A FLAT tyre can ruin your day, but an 18-year-old man decided he would let it ruin someone else's day too, Gladstone Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday.

Aiden Connor Graham had borrowed a car from a mate and was driving when he suffered a flat tyre between June 8 and June 11.

Rather than deal with the problem as most would, Graham decided to jack up a similar car and steal the rear left wheel of it to replace the flat.

The landscape gardener came undone after leaving fingerprints on the vehicle he nabbed the wheel from.

Graham was also found with 1.3g of cannabis in a car on June 27, as the New Zealand-born man underwent what his defence solicitor described as "teething troubles" after moving to Gladstone.

Graham was sentenced to a six-month, $700 good behaviour bond and must attend a drug diversion session, as well as being ordered to pay $624 in compensation for the stolen wheel.


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