By Joe Davies For Mailonline
Published: 14:58 GMT, 28 November 2020 | Updated: 14:58 GMT, 28 November 2020
A 'disgusting' man spat at passers-by and then tried to have sex with a metal bollard, a court heard.
Richard Parker, 48, exposed himself outside a Marks & Spencer store in Grimsby, Yorkshire, on the morning of July 16, Grimsby Crown Court heard.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A woman walking along Victoria Street in the town said she saw Parker spit at two young boys 'three or four times before they moved' at around 7.50am.
Parker dropped his trousers and exposed himself 'without any warning', the prosecution said.
Richard Parker, 48, spat at passers-by and then tried to have sex with a metal bollard outside a Marks & Spencer store in Grimsby, Yorkshire, a court heard
Prosecutor Craig Lowe said: 'He turned around and she said it appeared he was trying to have sex with a metal bollard.
'He pulled his trousers up and approached her and then walked to a bench around eight feet away and exposed himself again.'
The police were called and when Parker was challenged by members of the public, he spat at the woman and she walked away.
In a statement read out to the court, the woman said the incident was 'terrifying in Covid times'.
She said although the spit did not hit her - nor any of the other people Parker spat at - it was still worrying.
She said: 'I thought it was disgusting because he could have been passing on a disease.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer