Eugenio Freitas Caught Masturbating In The Meat Aisle Of UK Supermarket

12/12/2013 09:33 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Fortunately, the only meat he touched was his own.

Eugenio Freitas, 49, "fully intended" to go shopping at a local supermarket when he got extremely horny, became overwhelmed by his "excessive sexual drive," and began touching himself through his pants in the meat aisle, according to a UK court hearing. Closed circuit television recorded Freitas with his hands in his pockets for about 10 minutes.

A female employee at the Staffordshire supermarket saw Freitas, but did not realize that he was masturbating. She thought that he was merely "adjusting himself."

Caught red-handed, Freitas pleaded guilty to "outraging public decency." He was given a six month suspended sentence and banned from setting foot inside any UK supermarket without an adult chaperone.

Freitas was added to a sexual offender registry for seven years following another incident in 2010, where he exposed himself at a supermarket.

The presiding judge feared Freitas was at high risk of re-offending, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

"You told your probation officer you have a compulsion for masturbating in public," Judge Paul Glenn said in court. "You seem unable to identify and deal with the consequences of what you do."

Although it's not usually a case of self-pleasure, suspects in the U.S. have pulled their own antics in the meat aisle.

In July, a Louisiana man was arrested after stuffing steak down his pants and assaulting a supermarket employee. Store employees argued that the alleged "steak bandit" had tried to flee with some concealed choice cuts, and punched someone who tried to stop him.

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