A MAN who was wearing stockings over his head and committing a sex act in public when spotted by police, said he was “excited” after a disco the previous night.
Rafal Ciesielski (35) was arrested after CID officers at Spalding Police Station spotted him in Westlode Street car park at about 1pm on Sunday, August 12.
Ciesielski, who has suffered sight problems since the incident, claimed his drink may have been spiked as he has little memory of the incident.
Edward Johnson, prosecuting, said the police officer who spotted Ciesielski at first thought he was urinating.
He looked back “and saw he was wearing a pair of ladies’ stockings pulled down over his head and face” and committing a sex act on himself.
Mr Johnson continued: “Another officer also saw what was going on.
“Both officers were shocked and disgusted by what they saw and found the behaviour outrageous and totally unacceptable.”
When arrested, Ciesielski removed the stockings from his head, sniffed them and placed them nearby.
Mr Johnson said: “His final comments after his admissions were ‘I am just sorry, it won’t happen again. I don’t know why this happened. I was under the influence of alcohol and maybe this happened because I was so excited after the disco. I am really ashamed’.”
Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said: “The defendant is completely unable to explain his bizarre behaviour.
“He was substantially under the influence of alcohol. He wonders whether someone spiked his drinks – this actually happened in the middle of the day and the last thing he could remember the night before was being in a club. He is incredibly ashamed and embarrassed.”
Miss Stevens said Ciesielski has suffered “a severe loss of vision” in the last month and been referred for an MRI scan. The sight problem means he cannot drive or operate forklifts at work, although he still works in a local fruit factory.
Ciesielski, of Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, admitted outraging public decency when he appeared at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on August 30.
At Thursday’s resumed hearing, he was given a 130-hour work order along with 12 months’ supervision by probation.
Presiding magistrate Ian McDonnell said: “One of the alternatives would be sending you to custody. You could also be sent to custody if you commit any other offence whilst this order is in place.”
Ciesielski must pay £85 costs.