A thief has been jailed after falling asleep in the driver’s seat of a van he was trying to steal.
Ian Gallacher, 35, was woken by cops who noticed him crashed out in the VW Transporter van in Arnothill Lane, Falkirk.
Prosecutor Karen Chambers said: “He asked the police where he was and didn’t appear to know why he was in the vehicle.”
Officers found he had a screwdriver and a multitool, and the plastic housing of the van’s ignition lock was lying broken in the footwell on October 11 this year.
Gallacher, of Slamannan, Stirlingshire, who appeared by video link from Low Moss Prison, pleaded guilty to attempting to steal the van.
Solicitor-advocate Martin Morrow, defending, said: “He got in this vehicle and fell asleep.”
The court heard Gallacher had “an extremely extensive record” for similar offending.
Sheriff Alision Michie said: “There is no alternative to a custodial sentence.”
She jailed him for 176 days.
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