Dad's bare-faced cheek during argument costs him £221
6:02pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
An Ammanford dad-of-two dropped his trousers in the street and slapped his own bare buttocks during a late-night altercation, a court has been told.
Michael Wayne Downing, of 73 Walter Road, appeared before Llanelli magistrates to admit using behaviour likely to cause alarm or distress following the incident at 2.30am on September 15.
Gerald Neave, prosecuting, told the court how police on mobile patrol in the town centre spotted Downing “being verbally aggressive towards another male who was clearly distressed by his behaviour”.
Mr Neave described how Downing eventually walked away.
“But as he did so he dropped his trousers and pants and smacked his own bare buttocks.”
The officers arrested Downing for public order offences.
Representing himself, Downing apologised for his behaviour.
“There was an altercation in the Taxi Shop,” said Downing, who had been out for the evening with his brother.
“We had been out drinking. It was a heat of the moment thing.”
Downing reassured the court that his foul language and actions were in no way directed towards the officers.
Magistrates fined him £215 and ordered he pay £85 court costs and a further £21 legal surcharge.