Mooning soldier warned he could be placed on sex offenders' register after six hour bender

PUBLISHED: 16:25 19 October 2010

Magistrates will try road rage case

Magistrates will try road rage case

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A SOLDIER who dropped his trousers and "mooned" at passing cars after a six-hour drinking session could land up on the Sex Offenders Register, he was warned today.

Gary Behagg’s drunken street antics were caught on CCTV -- and today magistrates watched footage of the 25-year-old with his trousers around his knees and his arms in the air as an ambulance passed him in Chatteris High Street.

The film showed Behagg standing in the middle of the road with his shirt off in the early hours; he mooned at two cars, showing his backside, and then stood facing an ambulance with his genitals exposed.

Behagg also urinated in the street, Fenland magistrates were told. When approached by police he was aggressive, and was sprayed with incapacitent after he made threats and punched a police car window.

Behagg, of Newlands Road, Chatteris, admitted charges of exposure and threatening behaviour. Sentencing was adjourned until November 9; if Behagg is given a 12-month community order he could be placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Prosecutor Scheherazade Haque played the CCTV footage to the court, telling magistrates that the incident happened at 2.53am on October 2.

Police officers tracked Behagg down to Railway Lane, he was unsteady on his feet and aggressive.

While in the back of a police car Behagg shouted, he opened the car door and was verbally aggressive.

When arrested, Behagg threatened to bite the officers’ nose off, and shouted and was subjected to pava spray.

Behagg told police he had been drinking from 8pm to 2am, and had also taken prescription medication.

“He admitted exposing himself in the street, but could not remember the ambulance driving past,” added Ms Haque.

Solicitor John Clarke suggested a report was needed because the exposure was a sexual offence.

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