Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Peeping Tom' apprehended by police

A man who was found hiding in some bushes near Batts Rock Beach told police he was there to masturbate and spy on people having sex.

This was the explanation of 52-year-old Richard Anthony Mullins when he appeared before a Bridgetown Court on Saturday.

According to the details of the case, police were on mobile patrol along an area near the abandoned Four Seasons hotel when Mullins was seen hiding behind some bushes.

The officers approached him and questioned his actions.

Mullins said he was in the area to masturbate while watching people having sex.

After police searched him, they found a white plastic bag containing a rusty scissors - this was in his left rear pocket. A blue plastic bag with an ice pick was then discovered in his waist.

Mullins explained that he had a lot of enemies who wanted to harm him and hence he had to protect himself.

He was charged with having the offensive weapons on December 21. After appearing in the District "A" Magistrates' Court he pleaded guilty and was remanded until January 18.

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