A man who emerged naked from a storage cupboard of a Premier Inn hotel with a fire extinguisher hose between buttocks walked free today after he told a court: "I'm truly ashamed of myself."
20-year-old Joseph Small, from Sheffield, threw his clothes off and grabbed the appliance from the fourth floor of the hotel in Leicester Square in central London in October.
Small then put the hose between his buttocks and urinated on the carpet and a lift door before being escorted to reception by staff who wrapped him in a towel. He was also heard hurling racist abuse.
Joseph Small told Westminster Magistrates' Court: "I really am truly ashamed of myself - I can't recall anything that happened and I'm sorry to anyone that I offended that night. I have friends from all different ethnic backgrounds."
The judge sentenced him to a nine-month supervision order and to an electronic curfew for five weeks. He was also ordered to pay a total fine of £745.