A CUSTOMER exposed himself to diners sitting nearby while in Boston pub, magistrates have been told.
Children and families were within sight of Billy Pagden when he pulled down his pants and trousers while he was sat with friends at the Burton House on Wainfleet Road, prosecutor Jim Clare said last week.
But it was nothing more than a ‘joke which went far too far’, the bench was told in defence.
Nonetheless, Pagden, of Wellington Road, Boston, admitted indecent exposure on Agust 15 when he appeared in court on Wednesday.
Mr Clare said Pagden had called the waiter, who he knew, over to the table several times for ‘banter’, but as the member of staff walked over on the final occasion he saw the 18-year-old had pulled down his clothing to reveal his penis.
Reading from the waiter’s statement, he said: “He was sat at his table but was in full view of other people dining there, including families and small children.
“When I asked him about it he said ‘I thought you were gay’.”
Andrew Goldsborough, defending, said it was a joke which went far too far.
He added: “He accepts it was wholly inappropriate for him to do what he did.
“He realised what he did was beyond stupid and would have caused distress.”
Magistrates gave him a six-month community order with a two-month curfew from 9pm until 7am.
He also has to pay £85 court costs.