Man jailed for three months for mooning gardai
A man who exposed his bum to gardai while in full view of a group of Spanish students in Cork city centre has been has been jailed for three months.
46-year-old Mark Turner, who lives with the Simon Community in Cork, received his 100th conviction for engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on July 7 at Daunt Street.
Inspector Fergal Foley said at around 9:30pm Garda Claire Sheehan and her colleagues were on duty in the area when they saw Turner who was drinking from a vodka bottle.
"He pulled down his trousers and exposed his buttocks to gardai. A large group of Spanish students were present at the time," said the Inspector.
Judge Malone said it was not acceptable to behave like that and imposed a three-month jail sentence on the accused.
Turner also pleaded guilty to a second offence of obstructing pedestrians by begging and being drunk and a danger.
The judge imposed a concurrent one-month sentence for begging and fined Turner €250 for being drunk and a danger.