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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Jail for dad who exposed buttocks in garda taunt

Douglas Purcell
Douglas Purcell

A FATHER-of-three who exposed his buttocks to a garda, threatened to kill him and claimed that all officers are gay has been jailed for two months.

Douglas Purcell (32) told Garda Stephen Walsh "I'll get you on your own and I'll kill you".

Judge David McHugh sentenced him to two months in prison, describing his behaviour as "jaw-dropping".

The defendant, of Melville Square in Finglas, pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to disorderly conduct and failing to obey garda directions.

He also admitted violent behaviour at Finglas Garda Station.

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Gda Walsh said he was on routine patrol and leaving Melville Square on May 21 when Purcell came out of his house.

Purcell was immediately abusive, shouting "f**k you, you pr**k" and "suck my pr**k".

Gda Walsh said Purcell also claimed gardai are gay.

The court heard Purcell then pulled down his trousers, slapped his rear and exposed himself to gardai. He also threatened Gda Walsh.

Gda Walsh said Purcell continued to kick out in the back of the patrol car as he was taken to Finglas Garda Station. He was placed in a cell where he stripped naked and threw his clothes at gardai.

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