A flasher who traumatised a driver and a passenger when he exposed himself on board a bus has been jailed for 12 months.
Leeds Crown Court heard George Thompson, 56, also hurled foul abuse at his two victims and police officers who were called to arrest him after the incident on August 18.
Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, said Thompson was heavily drunk when he boarded the bus in Cross Green Leeds, around 1pm.
Thompson was the only passenger on the bus and he began shouting abuse at the female driver before exposing himself.
Mr Sharp said Thompson demanded that the driver stop so he could get a taxi but then refused to leave the bus.
He said the driver was extremely upset and frightened.
Later in the journey an elderly man went to get on the bus and realised the driver was distressed.
He flagged down a bus travelling in the opposite direction so the driver of that vehicle would come to help.
A female passenger then boarded the bus and Thompson again exposed himself. Mr Sharp said: “To her great credit, and despite having some physical disabilities, she took charge of the situation.
“She directed passengers towards the back of the bus and rang police and arranged for them to meet the bus.”
Officers boarded the bus on Vicar Lane in Leeds city centre and had to remove him from the vehicle.
The court heard the passenger had been emotionally affected by the incident and felt worried and paranoid when she went out alone.
Thompson, of Copperfield View, East End Park, Leeds, pleaded guilty to exposure and threatening behaviour.
The court heard Thompson has previous convictions for indecency and public order offences.
Jon Gregg, mitigating, said: “Any right thinking member of the public would be disgusted by what they have heard of the circumstances of this offences. Mr Gregg said Thompson had a long history of alcohol abuse.
Jailing him, judge James spencer said: “This was a disgraceful episode.”