A British man who gets aroused by horses was arrested for public masturbation two times within 24 hours in February — and will now be locked up in prison for eight months.
Malcolm Downes is known to English police in the Bransholme, Hull, area for his "long, long history" of masturbating in front of horses, reported Metro.
On February 18, the 61-year-old man was spotted in a field doing what an eyewitness first thought was urinating in public. However, as prosecutor Neil Coxon stated in Hull Crown Court on Monday, April 8, what Downes was actually doing soon became clear — he was pleasuring himself.
"This activity went on for three or four minutes. His penis was exposed for about 10 minutes," said Coxon, reported Hull Live.
When police spoke to Downes, he told them that he knew what he was doing was inappropriate, but after sitting down on a bench, he "was feeling sexy" and then started the indecent act. He was then arrested.
Downes was released soon after posting bail, but within 24 hours, he was back in police custody after an off-duty cop saw him at the same exact field, masturbating publicly once again.
At that time, he revealed to police that he got a thrill out of performing the act in public, but also admitted that he knew it was a problem.