A fly-in, fly-out worker who damaged a car after an argument over a supermarket parking space has been fined. Geraldton Magistrates Court was told Anthony Shane Dodd, 55, had just pulled up at the Coles Express carpark at Mahomet’s Flats last May when a Nissan Patrol parked directly next to him. The court was told Dodd believed the man had parked “too close”. Prosecuting, acting sergeant Beau Jones said Dodd left the car via the left-hand door and the pair had a confrontation in the car park. “He used a coin or similar object to scratch the complainant’s car bonnet,” Sgt Jones said. “The confrontation was diffused by a member of the public.” Lawyer Xavier Sellathambu said his client was a FIFO worker engaged in civil construction and a criminal record would impact his employment. Initially Mr Dodd pleaded not guilty to criminal damage or destruction of property, later changing his mind and pleading guilty at the hearing on Thursday. In view of his late guilty plea, Mr Miocevich fined Dodd $500 and ordered him to pay $225.90 in court costs. He was granted a spent conviction.