A man facing a shoplifting charge left a soapy mess in a police station toilet which took an hour to clean up, magistrates at Lynn were told.
James Pinner, 28, formerly of Dunns Lane, North Creake, on Tuesday admitted stealing vodka from Tesco in Fakenham and asked for an offence of damaging a wall belonging to Norfolk Police to be taken into consideration.
Sean Stone, 42, of St Peter’s Road, Fakenham, also admitted stealing vodka from Tesco.
Both men were fined £50. Pinner was ordered to pay £21.30 compensation, £10 cleaning costs and £45 legal costs.
Stone was ordered to pay £21.30 compensation and £105 costs.
Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said Pinner was seen to go into the store on September 24 and take two bottles of vodka. He and Stone removed the security tags by “brute force” and left without paying.
After being arrested, Pinner sprayed shower gel all over the walls of a toilet at the police station, he said.
Tim Bartlam, for Pinner, said his client was diagnosed with ADHD about the time of the offence. “Because of that and other events he went out and decided to take the vodka. There was little planning or sophistication,” he said.
Stone told the court: “I apologise. It was foolish.”