A 45-year-old man reportedly pulled down his pants in front of surprised shoppers and tried to have s*x with a postbox. The London Telegraph reports:
Paul Bennett, “started to make s*xual advances” towards the traditional red pillar and shouted “wow” while rubbing himself up and down against it.
A woman shopper saw him performing the bizarre and lewd act in the Scholes Precinct in Greater Manchester on September 9 last year. Bennett pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent exposure and using threatening and abusive words with abusive behaviour at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court.
Katie Beattie, prosecuting, said the complainant heard shouting and swearing outside her window and saw the drunken defendant arguing with a woman. The woman left and Bennett lay down on a bench in the precinct and started to shout, before sitting up and exposing himself by pulling his trousers down.
Miss Beattie said he then began performing a s*x act and walked over to the postbox and “started to make s*xual advances towards it”. The court was told the woman then witnessed Bennett rubbing up against the postbox with his trousers down before walking away. The defendant’s arms were raised described as being in a star position, as he continued to expose himself while shouting “wow”.