A man who faced a magistrate for walking down the main street naked has been kicked out of a Townsville courtroom for canoodling with his missus.
A man who faced a magistrate for walking down the main street naked has been kicked out of a Townsville courtroom for canoodling with his missus.

Walks down street naked then kisses girlfriend in court

A man who faced a magistrate for walking down the main street of Ayr naked has been kicked out of a courtroom for canoodling with his missus.

Kurt Gene Mclearn, 32, was waiting to face the Townsville Magistrates Court for 22 charges when Magistrate Ross Mack demanded Mclearn leave the room.

"Look you two, get outside … this is a courtroom not a boudoir," he said.

Once Mclearn faced Mr Mack a short time later, the court heard Mclearn was charged for trespass while picking up dumpers and was caught walking in Ayr naked.

Mclearn also called an ambulance when he couldn't find his asthma puffer and was caught driving unlicensed while on a suspended sentence, the court heard.

Police prosecutor Cassandra Nitz told the court his offending was "clearly drug effected".

"It can be considered a mixed bag of offending although there is one common feature; that the defendant is simply acting as a nuisance," she said.

Mr Mack interrupted Ms Nitz saying, "It is really a separation of reality and his own environment," he said.

"His behaviour is bizarre and it is unexplainable except to say it is disassociation with reality, walking down the main street of Ayr stark naked."

Mclearn pleaded guilty to 22 charges including seven counts of trespass, one count of wilful exposure to offend or embarrass and driving without a license disqualified by court order.

Defence lawyer Morgan Whelan told the court her client had suffered an acquired brain injury from a bike accident 17 years ago.

"My client instructs me he was not complying with his monthly depot injection or taking his medication but he has instructed he has recommenced that medication," she said.

Kurt Gene Mclearn was sentenced to nine months' jail with immediate parole for driving without a licence disqualified by court order.
Kurt Gene Mclearn was sentenced to nine months' jail with immediate parole for driving without a licence disqualified by court order.

The court heard, Mclearn initially told police he was walking down the street naked after leaving the house in a rush after a fight with his partner but changed his story.

"I got a fright because someone was breaking my house up and my shorts fell off as I was walking down the road," he said.

Mr Mack struggled with an appropriate punishment acknowledging his concerns.

"It is impossible, he just doesn't fit; he is unaware with the reality of the world. I just don't know what to do, there is no right or wrong sentence here," he said.

"The fear that I have is, it will escalate a little bit more and someone might get hurt other than you."

Mr Mack declared the 151 days spent in pre-sentence custody and sentenced Mclearn to nine months' jail with immediate parole.

Originally published as Walks down street naked, kisses girlfriend in court



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