Dale McLaughlan, 28, met his girlfriend on an evening out whereas working as a roofer on the island in September, BBC Information reported.
Nonetheless, he had solely been given permission to work on the island for 4 weeks.
On the finish of the interval McLaughlan was pressured to return to his dwelling in Scotland.
He made a number of purposes to return to the island – however they had been all rejected. The love sick roofer then determined to take issues into his personal palms.
Regardless of by no means having been on a jet ski earlier than, McLaughlan purchased one and set off to cross the Irish sea from the Isle of Whithorn to Ramsey final Friday.
McLaughlan deliberate to make the 25 mile journey in 40 minutes. Nonetheless, it ended up taking the roofer 4 and a half hours.
After he arrived in Ramsey he then walked 15 miles to his girlfriend’s home in Douglas.
His girlfriend thought he had been engaged on the island the entire time, the court docket was advised.
The subsequent day McLaughlan gave his girlfriend’s handle as his personal to a police officer – earlier than visiting two buys nightclubs.
Police checked his identification, earlier than arresting him on Sunday.
In mitigation, his attorneys mentioned that he had been affected by melancholy and was fighting being unable to see his accomplice.
In sentencing, Deputy Excessive Bailiff Christopher Arrowsmith mentioned McLaughlan had made a “deliberate and intentional try to circumnavigate” the island’s restrictions, and that the “fastidiously deliberate” crossing had put him “at very actual danger” of hurt.
McLaughlan, of Warrix Avenue in Irvine, was jailed for 4 weeks.