A retired police sergeant who flashed at a woman in her own home was caught when her partner chased after him and dragged him from his car.
Ian Poskitt, 50, a former crime reduction officer based in Leeds, was told by a judge: “You have brought shame upon yourself in the most spectacular way.”
Leeds Crown Court heard Poskitt’s flies were undone and he was still in possession of his old warrant card when he was taken to the police station.
Duncan Ritchie, prosecuting, said his victim, a 29-year-old woman from the east Leeds area, was putting on her make-up in the hallway as she got ready for work at 6.50am on February 12 last year.
She spotted Poskitt stood on her driveway and shouted to her partner, who was upstairs at the time.
He chased Poskitt, and dragged him from his Jaguar as he was about to drive away.
Poskitt, of Greenfield Close, Kippax, initially denied the offence. He tried to claim that he had been urinating in the street and had exposed himself as he was angry when he caught the woman looking at him.
He pleaded guilty to indecent exposure on the day he was due to stand trial.
Timothy Jacobs, for Poskitt, said his client had recently retired from West Yorkshire Police at the time of the incident and was worrying about what he would do with his free time.
He added that Poskitt, a father of three grown up children, was going through marital problems at the time.
Judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, gave Poskitt a 12-month community order and ordered him to do 80 hours unpaid work.
Poskitt was also made the subject of a restraining order banning him from the victim’s street or from contacting her.