No jail for man who urinated on cafe window
A MAN who urinated on a Southport cafe window before making rude gestures to customers at a hair salon and exposing his genitalia has narrowly missed spending time in prison.
Ciaran James Connolly, 32, pleaded guilty in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday to one count each of wilful exposure, public nuisance and failing to appear in court.
Magistrate Donald MacKenzie sentenced Connolly to three months prison with immediate parole.
Police prosecutor Sergeant James Treanor said staff at the Blendlove Cafe on Ferry Road had asked Connolly to move away from the shop after he began shouting obscenities to customers and staff about 2.30pm on March 14.
“He was making rude gestures towards females with his tongue and fingers,” Sgt Treanor said. “He spat on the glass window.”
Sgt Treanor said when staff tried to intervene, Connolly instead asked to fight them.
He then dropped his pants and urinated on the window in front of customers.
Connolly then moved onto a nearby hair salon and began to make rude gestures to customers, including a 10-year-old girl. He dropped his trousers and underwear, exposing his penis and making rude gestures through the window.
Defence lawyer Chelsea Cross said Connolly was working to kick an alcohol problem and was in the process of getting treatment from his doctor.
Ms Cross said Connolly was “humiliated” by what he did at the cafe and remorseful.
Mr MacKenzie said Connolly had already been convicted of six public nuisance charges.