Dude, where's my trailer? Man blames drugs for absent mind



AN ABSENT-MINDED Silkstone man rented a trailer while he was spaced out on drugs and - as a consequence - can't remember what he did with it.

The man, Robert Harvey, said he was under the influence of drugs "pretty heavily" when he hired the trailer at BP in Eastern Heights.

The 28-year-old said not only could he not remember what he did with the trailer, he had no recollection of actually hiring it in the first place.

After Harvey failed to return the missing item, it was reported as stolen on December 16, last year. Police located and charged him in October this year.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court, Harvey pleaded guilty to stealing property valued at more than $5000.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Brad Dick said there was CCTV footage of Harvey hiring the trailer at the service station about 8.45pm on December 6.

Sgt Dick said the trailer was supposed to have been returned the next day.

After he was found by police, Harvey identified himself from the footage but said he couldn't remember hiring the trailer - or what he did with it - due to his substance abuse at the time.

"I cannot recall being there that time or doing anything of such," Harvey told the court.

"I am now clean of drugs...I'm still trying to find the trailer so I can bring it back. I just have no idea where it could be."

Magistrate Deborah Vasta told Harvey that if he ever found the trailer he could keep it and ordered that he pay $5764 to replace the missing tralier.

Harvey was also fined $400. No convictions were recorded.

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