Naked ram­pager fronts court

The Western Star - - Front Page - ELLEN RANS­LEY

A ROMA court has heard the bizarre de­tails of Brayde Kirby’s drunken one-man naked ram­page across town. Kirby whipped his bare gen­i­tals with a wind­screen wiper, broke pot­plants and spent hours evad­ing po­lice.

Kirby had con­sumed an un­known amount of al­co­hol be­fore he led po­lice on a wild goose chase.

AF­TER whip­ping him­self with a wind­screen wiper, a naked Brayde Kirby then smashed pot­plants be­fore run­ning off into the night to evade po­lice.

Ap­pear­ing in Roma Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day, the court heard Kirby, 26, had been drink­ing at a bar­be­cue on Au­gust 8, be­fore he and his friends went to con­tinue their night at a Roma ho­tel.

Kirby and his two friends ar­rived at BP Kookas about 12.30am, this is when he pulled his pants down and ex­posed his gen­i­tals to the two males, and an at­ten­dant. Kirby then pro­ceeded to whip his gen­i­tals with a wind­screen wiper he had picked up.

He then placed the same wiper be­tween his bare but­tocks, pick­ing up a wheelie bin and launch­ing it into the shop’s win­dows be­fore flee­ing the scene.

The group then went to neigh­bour­ing McDon­ald’s, where he smashed a pot­plant.

The court heard po­lice were con­duct­ing a pa­trol about 1.25am when they found Kirby walk­ing away from the scene of the night’s dam­age, still naked. He fled from po­lice into a back­yard. He was later lo­cated in Cur­rey St in just his un­der­wear, ag­gra­vated and in­tox­i­cated. When po­lice asked him where his clothes were, he said he couldn’t ex­plain why he didn’t have clothes, as they were with his friends.

His lawyer, C Tucker, said her client was “ex­tremely em­bar­rassed”. “My client drank from 7pm un­til about 12am, and can’t re­call how many drinks he con­sumed, but drank a lot,” she said.

“He had im­paired judg­ment, which doesn’t ex­cuse his be­hav­iour … but he re­grets his be­hav­iour.”

Mag­is­trate Crid­land said Kirby should be well em­bar­rassed. “This is the type of be­hav­iour that can cause a great amount of con­cern,” he said.

“Run­ning amok and ex­pos­ing your­self naked and in your un­der­pants, and con­sum­ing such a large amount of al­co­hol.

“Look at where you’re head­ing. This could have a great im­pact on your fu­ture.”

Kirby was fined $1000, and no con­vic­tion was recorded.

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