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Peeper creeper Man caught looking at woman on toilet in Burger King 'can't believe it was him'

Lisowski, a construction worker with an address at Ashgrove, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to intentionally engaging in offensive conduct of a sexual nature.

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Ryszard Lisowski (43), of Ashgrove, Tallaght, leaving Dublin District Court after he was charged with offensive conduct of a sexual nature. PIC: Collins Courts

Ryszard Lisowski (43), of Ashgrove, Tallaght, leaving Dublin District Court after he was charged with offensive conduct of a sexual nature. PIC: Collins Courts

Ryszard Lisowski (43), of Ashgrove, Tallaght, leaving Dublin District Court after he was charged with offensive conduct of a sexual nature. PIC: Collins Courts

A man caught peeping at a woman on the toilet in a fast food restaurant had gone for a meal after a drinking session and “couldn’t believe” his own actions.

Ryszard Lisowski (43) was caught looking under the stall door into a cubicle at the horrified victim in the toilets at a Dublin city centre Burger King.

Judge Bryan Smyth adjourned the case at Dublin District Court for a probation report, and to find out more about the accused’s level of intoxication on the night.

Lisowski, a construction worker with an address at Ashgrove, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to intentionally engaging in offensive conduct of a sexual nature.

The incident happened at the women's public toilets Burger King, Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin on February 23 last year.

He had entered his plea previously and the case came back before the court for a victim impact statement.

The court heard the woman did not wish to make a victim impact statement.

Garda Sergeant Tony Flanagan said the victim was on the toilet in the premises when she “observed the accused watching her from underneath the stall door.”

She contacted security and Lisowski was later arrested and charged.

The accused was from Poland and moved here 15 years ago, his solicitor Andrew Broderick said.

At the time of the incident, he was out of work and on Covid payments. He was “feeling rather depressed and turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism,” he said.

Lisowski had “a lot of alcohol on board” and had been in the restaurant after a drinking session.

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“He can’t really recall the incident properly but accepts the facts,” Mr Broderick said. “He can’t really believe that it was in fact him.”

He understood it must have been a very traumatic experience for the woman. Lisowski apologised and was throwing himself at the mercy of the court.

Sgt Flanagan told Judge Smyth there was no reference in the summary of evidence to the accused’s intoxication.

The judge said he wanted this clarified, and sought a probation report to “make sure there’s nothing else in the background.”

He adjourned the case to a date in January. The accused was remanded on continuing bail.

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