Baring buttocks and hurling abuse led to court appearance

BARING his buttocks during a night out in Calliope meant an expensive and embarrassing appearance before a magistrate this week.

Steven Troy Hansen paid a visit to the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

He faced two charges of public nuisance and two charges of wilful damage after his escapades on March 19.

The defendant was at the Calliope Bowls Club when he began hurling abuse at the venue manager.

When Hansen was asked to leave, he decided to pull his pants down and press his buttocks against the glass window at the club, where families were enjoying a night out. Hansen then spat on the courtesy bus windows.

His escapades were caught on CCTV.

Hansen conceded to police that he could not remember much from the incident, due to being drunk.

The defendant also claimed he suffered from an alcohol problem and was seeking counselling to confront the issue.

Magistrate Russell Warfield acknowledged the defendant's problems with alcohol, stating the events were indicative of "somewhat bizarre behaviour".

An guilty plea was accepted by the magistrate, who sentenced the defendant to a 12-month probation order.

Topics:  calliope gladstone crime gladstone magistrates court public nuisance wilful damage

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