A drunk soldier exposed himself to a female nightclub worker after refusing to pay for entry into the establishment.
Elliott Whelpton has been fined nearly £1,000 for his actions, after he slapped his penis out onto a ledge and told the staff member: “I’ve not got a ticket, but I’ve got a d***.”
According to the Daily Record, Sheriff Paul Brown described the incident as a “disgusting offence” and noted that Whelpton’s behaviour had caused great distress to the victim.
He added: "I am also mindful of punishment in terms of your army career. I note you have no previous convictions."
The sheriff fined the soldier – who is based at Leuchars Station in Fife – £990 and said he would not impose a community payback order as it would "deprive the army of your service."
Fiscal depute Rachel Hill told Dundee Sheriff Court that Whelpton was on a night out with friends when they turned up outside the Underground nightclub in the city.
Whelpton was asked to pay the entry fee but refused and immediately pulled out his penis and placed it on a ledge in front of the woman.
The 29-year-old admitted exposing himself on January 25 last year and was given 28 days to pay the fine in full.
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The court was told that the entire incident at the club's cloakroom area was captured on CCTV and subsequently reported to police.
He pleaded guilty on the day he was due to stand trial to committing an act of public indecency by exposing himself to the woman, brandishing his penis in her direction and resting it on a ledge in front of her.
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