A teenager has appeared in court after he scaled an Eastfield post box, dropped his trousers - and left a very personal ‘special delivery’ on top of it.
After drinking himself to a stupor throughout the day, Benjamin Adams climbed the High Street letter box and “defecated” on it, to the horror of a disgusted neighbour who called police.
The 19-year-old fled the scene before officers could arrive, but was tracked down and arrested the next day.
When questioned by police, Adams, from The Meads in Eastfield, claimed he had committed the dirty deed on the “spur of the moment”.
And police may have believed him if it wasn’t for one rather incriminating piece of evidence hidden around the corner - some toilet roll, which he’d bought earlier in the day to “wipe” with.
Adams’ mucky mischief landed him before magistrates in Scarborough on Thursday March 20, charged with criminal damage and outraging public decency.
And discussing the incident on the evening of February 28, the court heard how the post box was out of order until noon the next day.
A Scarborough Council worker was tasked with the “very unpleasant” job of cleaning it - a job which cost the taxpayer £50.
And Adams’ solicitor Shaun Greenhan admitted: “I think there’s almost nothing I can say about this case.”
He claimed booze brought out a “Jekyll and hide” character in his client, who works for a recycling company.
And in mitigation he said Adams, who pleaded guilty, was “deeply ashamed” of his actions, adding: “He has apologised through me to the person who had to clean up the mess he made, and he apologises to the members of the public who witnessed it.”
But magistrates took a “serious view” of the offence, adding that Adams had given “no thought” to the local community when offending.
He was handed a community order, encompassing 300 hours of unpaid work and a curfew between 7pm and 7am as a “direct alternative” to custody.
He will also hit in the pocket to the tune of £245.