A 52-year-old man who exposed his genitals to a neighbour in a drunken rage has escaped a jailed term.
Peter John Johnson, of Worrigee, was given a six-month suspended sentence in Nowra Local Court after being charged with obscene exposure.
Court papers said around 3.20pm on March 28 Johnson turned up extremely intoxicated, holding a beer, at the front door of a neighbour's house across the street, saying he had “done something wrong”.
Johnson allegedly stepped backwards, fell over and dropped his beer.
Believing he had been pushed over by the neighbour, he allegedly became aggressive and yelled abuse at the victim, who suggested he go home.
Around 2.45pm Johnson was found in a nearby street by another person and allegedly threatened self harm, a fact he later refuted when spoken to by police.
Concerned, the witnessed called an ambulance, but Johnson walked away and returned to his home.
As he arrived there his neighbour had just returned home from picking up their children.
Johnson again yelled abuse at the neighbour, grabbed his pants, pulled them down and exposed his genitals.
Police and ambulance arrived at the location however due to Johnson’s aggressive and abusive nature paramedics refused to transport him to hospital. Police instead arrested him.
Magistrate Gabriel Fleming said there was no alternative to jail, but placed Johnson on a six-month suspended sentence.