Eastbourne OAP beach flasher jailed

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A 69-year-old serial flasher who exposed himself to Eastbourne police officers has been jailed for six weeks - and told to behave sensibly in the future.

Richard Stofer shocked Sussex officers when he undressed in front of them as they approached him on Eastbourne beach last year.

Initially, Stofer was given a suspended prison sentence after admitting one count of exposure at Lewes Crown Court, meaning he was spared jail.

But yesterday the pensioner appeared at Brighton Crown Court where he admitted harrasing his neighbours Doris and Nigel Randall.

The court heard how Stoffer - previously convicted of walking naked around the supermarket - put a pile of dog faeces in their garden in Milton Road, Eastbourne.

Rachel Becket, prosecuting, said the Randalls were both disabled and suffered problems with their health.

Since being tormented by Stofer - who does not work and is single - they have installed CCTV.

Trina Little, prosecuting, said he Stoffer had been medically assessed.

“He is one of life's eccentrics,” she admitted, adding: “He has expressed remorse.”

She said the harassment offence was “completely different” to the exposure offence, but Judge Paul Tain disagreed.

He said: “On a beach you imposed your physical self on people who did not want to see it. You imposed your will on your neighbours.”

Jailing him for six weeks, he added: “Behave yourself in a sensible way in your community. Keep out of trouble.”

Previously Stofer was caught sunbathing in see-through women's underwear in the shape of a heart lying with his legs wide apart.

In July 2006, police caught him lying naked in a neighbour's garden in Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, while she was out.

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9:02am Tue 3 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

There's eccentricity and there's acting in a dirty, foul matter. This was the latter.

Yuk.
There's eccentricity and there's acting in a dirty, foul matter. This was the latter. Yuk. Crystal Ball

10:01am Tue 3 Dec 13

Goldenwight says...

I wonder whether he will stay dressed in Prison?
I wonder whether he will stay dressed in Prison? Goldenwight

1:37pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Somedude12345 says...

Lol flash strikes again
Lol flash strikes again Somedude12345

4:36pm Tue 3 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

H'es been in and out of the news for this sort of thing for years and years. 6 weeks in prison won't stop him. He'll be out in 1.5 weeks anyway! Ready to undress again
H'es been in and out of the news for this sort of thing for years and years. 6 weeks in prison won't stop him. He'll be out in 1.5 weeks anyway! Ready to undress again sussexram40

6:12pm Tue 3 Dec 13

LeonBIank666 says...

It states he is single.

I am surprised by that fact to be honest. I am sure there are some single Green voters in neighbouring Brighton who would love to date a dog poo smelling, wrinkled old duffer with a withered penis.
It states he is single. I am surprised by that fact to be honest. I am sure there are some single Green voters in neighbouring Brighton who would love to date a dog poo smelling, wrinkled old duffer with a withered penis. LeonBIank666

9:26pm Tue 3 Dec 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I do hope he takes his clothes off in prison and gets what he deserves. That may cure him of his problem.
I do hope he takes his clothes off in prison and gets what he deserves. That may cure him of his problem. getThisCoalitionOut

9:36pm Tue 3 Dec 13

whoee! says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
It states he is single.

I am surprised by that fact to be honest. I am sure there are some single Green voters in neighbouring Brighton who would love to date a dog poo smelling, wrinkled old duffer with a withered penis.
LOL yes there has got to be hahahaha
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: It states he is single. I am surprised by that fact to be honest. I am sure there are some single Green voters in neighbouring Brighton who would love to date a dog poo smelling, wrinkled old duffer with a withered penis.[/p][/quote]LOL yes there has got to be hahahaha whoee!

9:39pm Tue 3 Dec 13

whoee! says...

I'm amazed that he doesn't live in Brighton tbh,they'd love him prancing around at gay pride lol hahahaha
I'm amazed that he doesn't live in Brighton tbh,they'd love him prancing around at gay pride lol hahahaha whoee!

10:40pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Reader9000 says...

Can't he be sectioned and put away somewhere?
Can't he be sectioned and put away somewhere? Reader9000

6:56pm Wed 4 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

He's an Argus reader.
He's an Argus reader. sussexram40

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