Anthony Schooler claimed that he chose to park in the middle of the afternoon in a “remote street” in downtown Liverpool.
An ex-marine who was caught masturbating in his car said he could not do community service – because it would prevent him from starting a new job with the US military.
He says this would prevent him from starting a new job in the U.S. military.
The 26-year-old stopped just before and later admitted to violating public decency and obstructing a police officer.
The officer said he tried to stop Schooler – who served in the Royal Marines for two years – but he drove his vehicle towards him.
However, he was confronted by an off-duty police officer whose wife had seen Schooler’s dirty behavior from her apartment window.
He rolled down his window slightly, but when he learned he had been seen, he repeatedly said “no” before opening the window and starting the engine.
The Liverpool District Court heard that Schooler had parked in Henry Street – parallel to Duke Street and only a few minutes’ walk from his house on Manesty’s Lane – at 3:43 pm on Saturday, March 7 this year.
The officer’s wife thought she could see a man “playing with himself,” and when her husband challenged Schooler, “he quickly pulled up his pants.
Thomas Hanlon, the prosecutor, said that the violation of public decency was not a sexual offence and Schooler was not required to register in the sex offender register.
The officer stood in front of the vehicle, but said “the car was driven at him” and he had to move to avoid being hit by a car.
He has already been convicted three times for five offenses, including drunk driving and two cases of hit-and-run driving during disqualification in 2017.
At an earlier hearing, defense attorney Joe Ely told the court that his “agitated” client chose to walk on a road that he thought was “remote.
He said: “He was actively trying to avoid a member of the public witnessing the event.
“It was reported in the press, which caused considerable despair and concern for both Mr. Schooler and his family.
Today he said, “Mr. Schooler feels extremely ashamed and obviously embarrassed that this very private matter has been revealed to a member of the public, but he also acknowledges the shame that the situation in which he finds himself has brought upon his family.
Mr. Ely said that his client also acknowledges that it would have been “incriminating” for the official and his wife.
He said Schooler was a “hard-working” man who served his country before he qualified in the trucking industry.
“This is not a punishment, but he was punished to the extent that he was exposed to the public”.