Pink panties pub flasher avoids nick

Creep ex­posed him­self to woman

Daily Record - - NEWS - CHRIS TAY­LOR re­porters@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

A MAR­RIED dad wear­ing pink knick­ers cor­nered a woman in a pub toi­let and ex­posed him­self.

John Shov­elin, 38, waited for his vic­tim to leave a cu­bi­cle be­fore drop­ping his trousers to re­veal his pri­vate parts and “ladies’ coral pink pants”.

He pounced af­ter fol­low­ing her to a bath­room but ran off when she shouted for help in the Wal­lace Bar and Grill in Pais­ley.

Yes­ter­day, the creep avoided jail af­ter ad­mit­ting flash­ing at about 6pm on July 23. He was placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter and put on a cur­few.

Sheriff Colin Pet­ti­grew warned the per­vert he will be caged if he breaks an or­der to stay at home. He said: “In the cir­cum­stances, I am pre­pared as an al­ter­na­tive to cus­tody, to al­low you to be lib­er­ated.”

CCTV im­ages showed dad-of-two Shov­elin scop­ing out his tar­get at the pub be­fore flash­ing.

His vic­tim, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, blasted him as a dan­ger to women af­ter his guilty plea.

She said: “He didn’t have very much to flash. What he did to me was ab­so­lutely vile. I want him to know I’m not afraid of him.

“It’s dis­gust­ing that he’s been al­lowed back out on the streets. This man is a dan­ger to the pub­lic. He should be locked up.”

Shov­elin car­ried out the at­tack weeks af­ter com­mit­ting a sep­a­rate of­fence.

He was placed un­der a cur­few for that crime but re­of­fended out­with the hours of the orig­i­nal cur­few.

Sheriff Pet­ti­grew in­sisted there was a “sig­nif­i­cant sex­ual el­e­ment” to his be­hav­iour.

Shov­elin, of Port Glas­gow, has been or­dered to re­main at his home be­tween 7pm and 7am.

A case re­view has been set for Fe­bru­ary 15.

GUILTY John Shov­elin

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