A man today asked magistrates to forgive him after he was caught urinating outside the front of a Lynn supermarket.
Viktors Denisovs urinated against a post at the entrance of Tesco on Hardwick Road after he was asked to leave the 24-hour store in the early hours for being drunk.
The 40-year-old, of Edmundsbury Road, Lynn, entered the store with a friend at 1am on August 26 to buy alcohol but staff refused to serve him, and the security guard asked them both to leave.
Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said the guard then saw Denisovs urinating outside and the police were called.
Denisovs appeared before Lynn magistrates this morning and admitted a charge of being drunk and disorderly.
Representing himself, and speaking through a Russian interpreter, he asked the bench: “Please forgive me. I didn’t understand what I was doing at the time.”
He was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs totalling £250.