A serial flasher who abandoned his mountain bike after a policeman caught him exposing himself was caught after his unsuspecting girlfriend reported the cycle stolen.
Paul Brister, 33, was spotted on several occasions in Ramshead Woods, Seacroft, over a six month period.
A court heard staff working at a nearby building made a number of complaints about seeing Brister. After his arrest he admitted to a probation officer that he would sneak out of work to expose himself and wanted people to see him exposing himself as he was proud of his body.
Andre Stranex, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court the first offence was committed on September 2 2010 when he was seen exposing himself by a woman who was walking along Limewood Approach.
Police stepped up patrols in the area after the matter was reported and a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) saw Brister exposing himself around eight days later at 8am.
The officer followed him but he managed to get away. The officer found a mountain bike nearby leant against a tree.
Brister was linked to the offence after his unsuspecting girlfriend reported that the bike missing, possibly stolen, and police linked the incidents. The PCSO later identified Brister in an identity parade.
He also committed similar offences in April 2011 when staff at the energy firm made complaints to the police.
He pleaded guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing. Hetold a probation officer it had been relief to be arrested as he would have carried on offending.
Brister appeared at Leeds Crown Court last week and tried unsuccessfully to change his guilty plea. Judge Tom Bayliss told Brister: “Your behaviour over those months was disgraceful, outrageous behaviour. It is something that needs to be addressed before you do more harm to people.
“It is behaviour which instils fear in the public and it is not a victimless crime when people are exposed to this.”
Brister, of Kentmere crescent, Seacroft, pleading guilty to three offence of indecent exposure and one of outraging public decency. He was made the subject of a three year community order and told to attend a sex offender treatment programme.