Man crashes car, climbs out, strips naked and starts simulating sex with vehicle on busy highway

37-year-old Michael Jameson from Islington, London, tailed and bumped into another car from behind before removing his clothing and sprawling on the bonnet of his car


                            Man crashes car, climbs out, strips naked and starts simulating sex with vehicle on busy highway

The owner of a pub landed in court after a 'bizarre' series of events saw him stripping and simulating sex with his car on a busy highway.

37-year-old Michael Jameson from Islington, London, first reportedly tailed and bumped into another car from behind while at the wheel of his German-made BMW near Holywell, North Wales. He later admitted to outraging public decency on June 16 by removing all of his clothes and simulating sexual intercourse. Jameson proceeded to blame stress for the "breakdown". He also pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving on the same occasion, the Daily Mail reported.

The man had appeared "vacant" and was sweating profusely when the cops arrived (Source: iStock by Getty Images)
The man had appeared "vacant" and was sweating profusely when the cops arrived (Source: iStock by Getty Images)

Joanna Lindfield, the court chairwoman, told Jameson: "We feel that the offense of outraging public decency was a bizarre episode which neither you nor we can explain. We hope the order will assist you in obtaining the help that you need."

Prosecutor Robert Blakemore said that David Jones was driving at around 60mph on the A55 dual carriageway with his wife Susan when they noticed Jameson driving dangerously close to them. They were afraid of a collision and, after a few minutes, there was a bump to the back of their vehicle. Jones immediately pulled into a lay-by along a slip road but Jameson's BMW slowly approached and started shunting Jones' car leading to £1,689 worth of damage. Susan managed to get out of the car just as it was pushed forward by 15ft.

The prosecutor also said that Jameson had appeared "vacant" and was sweating profusely: "When the police took him into custody, they took blood but the test showed no controlled drugs in the defendant's blood."

Jameson had stopped revving his car and opened the driver's door before he decided to climb through the open window and lie down on the ground next to the side of his car. He then proceeded to remove his clothing and even sprawled on his bonnet at one point. The police body-cam footage was used in court to explain what exactly happened.

The man described the incident as a mental breakdown due to potential stress (Source: iStock by Getty Images)
The man described the incident as a mental breakdown due to potential stress (Source: iStock by Getty Images)

Blakemore said that Jameson had told the authorities that he left London that same morning to catch the ferry from Holyhead to Ireland and that he had some business to attend to in Birmingham en route there. The lawyer said: "He was apologetic for his actions. He had very little recollection of what had happened."

Jonny Belbin, the probation officer, told the magistrates: "The defendant doesn't recall too much of the event. The defendant remembers driving on the A55, he was heading towards Holyhead port where he was taking the ferry to see family members. The next thing he can recall is being arrested. He can't recall any aspect of the dangerous driving or spitting or outraging public decency. He described it as a mental breakdown due to potential stress."

Jameson, who is a single bar owner living in Islington, said that he was "greatly ashamed". He has had two previous drink-driving convictions as well. Defense lawyer Patrick Geddes said: "It's a bizarre case. It's very unusual for a dangerous driving and outraging public decency to come before you as part of the same case. Mr. Jameson is at a loss to explain his behavior. He was under an enormous amount of pressure from work."

Geddes then remarked: "He seems to have simply lost the plot. He's appalled and grossly embarrassed." Jameson is reported to have had a similar "breakdown" a few years ago. A community order of 80 unpaid work hours and rehabilitation was imposed on him. The court also ordered a driving ban for twelve months with an extended test. Jameson is required to pay £639 compensation for the insurance cost and distress caused to Jones.