VIDEO: Drunk naked Lincoln High Street man 'probably lost his mind'
A 27-year-old man who got drunk, took of his clothes and paraded up and down Lincoln High Street admitted he had “probably lost his mind” when he appeared in court.
Ricky Bardill, 27, had been drinking a can of beer before he took his clothes off near a bus shelter and began walking up and down the street shouting at passers-by at around 4.50pm on July 23.
He also stopped vehicles in the road before an off-duty police officer, who was passing by, helped tackle him and hold him down on the ground until on-duty police officers arrived and arrested him near to the junction with Chaplin Street.
Bardill, of Trinity Road in Edwinstowe, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court, where he represented himself.
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He said: “I probably did lose my mind and the offence did happen as described in court.”
Dozens of passers-by saw Bardill disrobe in the early evening rush-hour.
Speaking to the Echo at the time of Bardill’s arrest, James Spring, 30, of Portland Street, said: “I was sitting outside the Unitarian Church having a smoke when I just saw this chap take all his clothes off,” said 30-year-old James Spring, of Portland Street.
“He was running past old ladies and there were also children about.”
Leroy Murphy, 35, from Craven Street, also saw the incident.
“This bloke was running up and down in the road completely naked,” he said.
“It must have taken the police at least 15 minutes to get there.”
Kelly Clarkson, 30, from Birchwood, Lincoln, filmed the incident on her mobile phone.
“The man was running all over the place, in the road and past old ladies too,” she said.
Bardill was given a six month conditional discharge by Lincoln Magistrates. Chairman of the bench, Dennis Martin said: “You have had several drunk and disorderly incidents. It must cost you lots of money.
“There seems to be a nine month to a year thing where you go out and get drunk.
“Because of your means we are not charging costs.”
Bardill was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.