A man who removed his clothing in a public place in Tralee has apologised for his behaviour.
Clifford O’Flynn, with an address at Arc Mohereen, Lombardstown, Mallow, Cork appeared before Tralee District Court on a charge of using or engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to provoke a breach of the peace on Rock Street on August 4th.
The court heard Garda Aidan O’Mahony approached Clifford Mr O’Flynn on Rock Street on August 4th.
Garda O’Mahony said Mr O’Flynn “appeared to be having an altercation with a female” and asked him to desist.
The accused failed to provide an accurate address or name, telling Garda O’Mahony his name was John – then Thomas – O’Flynn.
Garda O’Mahony proceeded to search Mr O’Flynn, at which point the accused removed all his clothing.
At 7.30pm, Garda O’Mahony arrested Mr O’Flynn, bringing him to Tralee Garda Station.
The Garda said “when Mr O’Flynn sobered up, he was fully co-operative”.
Mr O’Flynn told the court he had “very little recollection of the event” and had been drinking with his father in Tralee to celebrate his 33rd birthday. He said he was “embarrassed” and that he’d gone “too far”.
When asked by Judge John King about the alleged altercation with the female Mr O’Flynn said it wasn’t anything serious and that she had later dropped off his belongings.
Judge King fined Mr O’Flynn €200 giving him two months to pay.