A Ballarat man spray-painted male genitalia onto a parked vehicle and shot a high-power laser through the window of a moving police car, a court has been told.
Jeremy Honeyman, 19, appeared at the Ballarat Magistrates Court yesterday, where he pleaded guilty to a range of graffiti, damage and weapon charges.
The court heard that on July 13, Honeyman and a co-accused went to a Miners Rest car park, where they covered a utility in black and aqua graffiti - including drawings of men's genitals and expletives.
The pair also tagged a nearby fence, then went to Wendouree where a second vehicle was hit that day.
An expletive was sprayed across the windscreen, as well as markings on the rear and front lights, indicator lights, side mirrors and number plates.
The court also heard that Honeyman was seen by police on August 18 shining a green laser pointer into the front window of a police divisional van.
Police prosecutors explained that the laser beam caught the driver in the eyes at 3am, before the vehicle containing Honeyman - and the laser - was intercepted.Honeyman presented the laser to police, and it contained a warning that it had a 300 megawatt power rating.
Defence lawyer Scott Belcher conceded that his client's behaviour was "despicable and immature".
Mr Belcher also conceded that a repeat of the graffiti offending could attract a jail term.
Magistrate Andrew Capell condemned the offending, telling Honeyman that the laser pointer could have caused the driver to veer off the road and injure themselves or somebody else.
Honeyman was fined $400 and placed on a six-month Community Corrections Order.