Man urinated in woman’s garden

A DRUNK man who tried to go into a woman’s house before urinating in her garden has told a court he simply wanted to ask the householder for directions.

Robertas Zilinskas, of Carlton Road, Boston, said he had been ‘very drunk’ and had not meant to threaten or scare anybody by going into the house on June 2.

The 34-year-old, who was not represented by a solicitor, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared before magistrates on Wednesday.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said when he knocked at the door of the house on Carlton Road the owner had presumed it was her daughter. When she had not entered, the owner, a Mrs Pell, went to the door, only to find a man trying to enter. She managed to slam the door and lock it, but the man – Zilinskas – started to shout before turning to leave.

As he staggered away, she then saw him turn around, pull down his trousers and urinate over the wall into the flower bed.

Reading from Mrs Pell’s police statement, she said: “He seemed very drunk and I was very frightened. There are a lot of people around and children playing in the street.”

Miss Stace added that another man had seen Zilinskas urinating into a phone box, and when police arrived, the found him lying down on the grass next to a parked car.

In his defence, Zilinskas said through an interpreter: “When I entered that house it was just my intention to ask for directions. I didn’t mean to frighten anybody or urinate. I’m really sorry about what happened and I regret it very much.”

Magistrates fined him £100 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Chairman of the bench Alan Herdman said: “Not only were you drunk, but your actions on that occasion were not acceptable.”