A MAN who admitted committing a lewd act in a supermarket car park said he did so because he was bored and found Worcester “culturally defunct”.

George Kosinski of The Firs, Kempsey, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Monday, February 9, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging public decency on the top floor of Asda car park in Silver Street, Worcester, last month.

Prosecutor Claire Linehan said the 65-year-old was spotted when a woman who had parked on the top floor of the car park with her mother and young son at 11am on Friday, January 2, went to buy a ticket and saw him through a window in the stairwell.

“He (Kosinski) said he chose the eighth floor because he wanted to be as public as possible in a private place,” she said.

“He said he finds Worcester culturally defunct, finds himself unemployed and was bored. He said he had waited until the sun reflected on the glass of the stairwell where he thought he could not be seen.”

The court was told Kosinski, who refused the services of a lawyer and instead chose to represent himself, was arrested following an appeal in your Worcester News.

Although he admitted carrying out the act he insisted only one of the women had seen him and demanded the court was shown CCTV footage which he said would prove his claims.

“I was there, I know what happened,” he said. “No one knows better than I.”

But District Judge Nigel Cadbury told Kosinski he did not think he fully understood the charge and accused him of being “extremely difficult”.

The defendant protested, saying: “I’m not being difficult”.

Mr Cadbury retorted: “Yes, you are”.

But Kosinski hit back, saying: “No I’m not, I’m arguing a point in law” to which Mr Cadbury replied: “If you are not careful I’m going to have to remove you from the court”.

But when Kosinski continued to protest Mr Cadbury left the courtroom in frustration, asking that the defendant be removed before he would return.

Once it was established that all that was needed to prove the charge of outraging public decency was that the act had been committed in the vicinity of other people and it was not necessary that other people had seen him the case was resumed and Kosinski returned to the courtroom.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report and Kosinski was bailed to return to court for sentencing on Friday, March 6.