Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Monday, 29 October 2007

Before You Ask, This Is Not A 1st April Story Running Late

I read this story on Nanny Knows Best and I simply couldn't believe it.

I've done a bit more research and it really does appear to be true, but I still cannot believe it.

A man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle. Robert Stewart admitted "sexual breach of the peace" at Ayr Sheriff Court last week, having been caught by two cleaners at the Aberley House Hostel, naked from the waist down, "holding the bike and moving his hips back and forth as if to simulate sex."

To be clear, Mr Stewart was not performing this act in public; he was doing it in his room, behind a locked door, within the hostel. Two cleaners had repeated knocked on his door and failed to get an answer, so used a master key to unlock it. They were, apparently, "extremely shocked".

It's not clear why the cleaners were trying to get into this man's room; perhaps he was making a lot of noise. And what happened once they found him isn't obvious either. But on the face of it, this is a monstrous interference into someone's private activities.

And what the hell is a sexual breach of the peace ?

UPDATE: There is an allegation that Mr Stewart continued his activity "in the presence of [the] two female employees". That does alter things slightly, but you can bet your bottom dollar that if two male hostel workers got the master key to a female's room, found her having lone sex, and then stood and watched, it wouldn't be the woman who was in the dock.

Does anyone know where you can get the minutes from court cases like this ?

1 comment:

Shades said...

Maybe he misunderstood the expression "local bike?"