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Man accused of producing ‘dangerous’ household electricity using car battery

A man from Dundee has been accused of 'recklessly producing' electricity. Picture: PA

A man from Dundee has been accused of 'recklessly producing' electricity. Picture: PA

A MAN is facing court accused of “recklessly producing household electricity” with a bizarre home made transformer, a court heard today.

• Man accused of “recklessly producing” household electricity with car battery

• Charles McKenzie, 55, charged with culpable and reckless conduct

Charles McKenzie is alleged to have rigged up a “dangerous transformer assembly” at his flat in Dundee’s Dudhope Court.

It is alleged he “culpably and recklessly” produced electricity “with total disregard for the safety of yourself and others”.

Sheriff George Way asked: “I don’t quite understand - how does one culpably and recklessly produce electricity?”

Fiscal depute Laura Bruce said: “The Crown’s position is that he had this man-made assembly in his house suspended from the ceiling by thin ropes.

“There was a car battery and cans of petrol nearby.”

McKenzie, 55, of Dudhope Court, Dundee, was not in court to face the charge of culpable and reckless conduct.

Sheriff Way continued the case without plea for three weeks.

 
 
 

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