A British man who was nude from the waist down was arrested after he strolled into a local pub in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent while carrying a bag of sex toys and challenged bar patrons to fight.
David Sherratt wandered into the bar "in a state of nakedness" and said that anyone who had a problem with it was welcome to step outside to settle the issue.
The 51-year-old then left the bar and approached a group of children before being arrested.
After admitting to causing harassment, alarm and distress, Sherratt was sentenced to a 12-month community order.
"A witness at the White Hart saw Mr. Sherratt enter the bar,” said prosecutor Steve Knowles. "He wasn't wearing any clothing on the lower half of his body. She was shocked by his appearance. He turned to face the customers and said, 'If anyone has a problem with me they can take it outside'...There was also a bag containing clothing and items of a sexual nature which was handed to police."
Sherratt was caught with amphetamines and said he "may have taken too much" of the drug.
"He used it originally to help him get through the working day and then to try to deal with emotional turmoil he was suffering with regard to his partner and children,” his defense attorney, Hayley Keegan, told the court. "This offense has given him the opportunity to seek help to resolve his issues because he is shocked and concerned that he would have committed this type of offense, and his recollection of it is so vague and limited."
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