English man arrested for ‘spraying urine to and fro’ and ‘making noises like an elephant’

By David Edwards
Monday, December 31, 2012 11:08 EDT
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A court in Plymouth, England has given a St. Budeaux man a conditional discharge after authorities said that he exposed himself to a 5-year-old girl and other shoppers in the process of urinating in flower beds “while making noises like an elephant.”

This is Plymouth on Friday reported that Plymouth magistrates were told that 48-year-old Robert Moore was arrested for urinating in public view outside a café, even though restrooms were available nearby.

“He was spraying urine to and fro into the flower beds while making noises like an elephant,” prosecutor Jenny Cater explained to the court.

Cater said that a couple with a 5-year-old daughter had become “shocked and distressed” after witnessing the incident and reported it to police.

“For many years he has had a raging alcohol problem but he seems to have turned the matter around,” solicitor Stephen Walker said in defense of Moore.

Moore was ordered to pay about $80 in court costs and given a 12-month conditional discharge while he continues treatment for alcoholism.

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(h/t: Jonathan Turley)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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