Mandurah man harasses woman over a Facebook post; lands in court

Mandurah man harasses woman over a Facebook post; lands in court

A WOMAN looking to buy a cheap car became a victim of harassment, it was revealed in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.

The police prosecutor told the court the victim posted on a Mandurah buy and sell Facebook page on July 1.

She said she was looking for a cheap car and Kane Malcolm Garwood commented on her post saying he had a cheap Commodore.

The police prosecutor said the victim and Garwood exchanged text messages.

The victim told Garwood where she lived.

However the victim changed her mind and decided she did not want the car anymore.

She told Garwood “she would look elsewhere”.

Garwood started to send threatening text messages to the victim.

In one he said – I’ve got your address now, look out.

He sent another saying – I’ll see you tonight when you aren’t ready for it.

His final message to the victim was a photo of a black gun.

Garwood sent an endorsed plea of guilty to using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, to court via post.

He wrote that he admitted he sent the texts, but did not think they were threatening.

He said the picture of the gun was a photo he took of his BB gun.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards summoned Garwood to appear in person in court for sentencing.