UK tourist charged af­ter be­ing naked in McDon­alds

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A 20-year-old tourist was fined $550 for wil­fully ex­pos­ing his naked body at the McDon­ald’s restau­rant in Air­lie Beach on Mon­day, Septem­ber 9. McDon­ald’s staff no­ti­fied Whit­sun­day Po­lice about a naked man who was caus­ing the dis­tur­bance at 11pm.

CCTV footage showed the man, later iden­ti­fied as Harry Sa­mual Tay­lor, walk­ing into the restau­rant naked and wav­ing his gen­i­tals at staff and cus­tomers.

He then went back out­side with his friends as McDon­ald’s staff locked the doors to the restau­rant.

Tay­lor pro­ceeded to rub him­self on the glass walls of the restau­rant and stand around naked for a num­ber of min­utes be­fore walk­ing away.

Whit­sun­day Po­lice found Tay­lor ly­ing naked on the steps at Mag­nums with a friend film­ing him and two more friends stand­ing nearby. Po­lice ob­served Tay­lor to be grossly in­tox­i­cated with blood shot eyes and un­able to stand with­out as­sis­tance.

He was ar­rested for wil­ful ex­po­sure and po­lice re­turned to McDon­ald’s to re­view CCTV footage of the in­ci­dent.

Tay­lor was trans­ported to the watch house, charged with wil­ful ex­po­sure and re­leased on bail the next day.

He en­tered a plea of guilty in writ­ing, stat­ing the in­ci­dent “was out of char­ac­ter” and that he would be re­turn­ing home to the United King­dom yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 25).

No con­vic­tion was recorded for the of­fence.

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