A SOUTH Shields man who smashed the windows of two cars was arrested a month after the crimes - when his DNA matched blood at the scene.
On Saturday, November 2, the window on a Vauxhall Transporter was broken in Whitehall Street, South Shields.
The vehicle was a taxi belonging to the town’s Richmond firm and a data head inside the car was also damaged in the attack, magsitrates in South Shields were told.
Around the same time the window of a Mini Cooper, also parked in Whitehead Street, was smashed.
A sample of blood was found on the data head which matched that of Kieran Lincoln, 19, of Collingwood Street, South Shields.
Lincoln admitted the offence, saying he had been drunk at the time.
Kevin Smallcombe said his client now had the prospect of employment as a warehouse worker at the Port of Tyne in South Shields.
Lincoln was fined £110 for the damage to the taxi and ordered to pay a £20 victims surcharge and £85 costs. He has to pay £300 in compensation for damage to the Mini Cooper.