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Man Arrested After Allegedly Urinating on Fellow Concertgoers at Metallica Show

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Ask not one Arizona family for whom the bell tolls. At the Metallica show they attended on Aug. 4, it allegedly tolled for pee.

Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX reports that a man in attendance during the band’s performance at University of Phoenix Stadium has been arrested after being accused of urinating on a family of three during the show. Telling officers they “felt warm liquid rushing over their backs and legs,” the accusers — a married couple and their 10-year-old daughter — said they turned and caught him in the act. After being confronted, the man allegedly shrugged, at which point security personnel were flagged down. KPNX’s report adds that when troopers arrested the accused, “they observed he was very drunk.”

The case made its way to court last weekend when the accused made his first appearance before a judge to face charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, and although details of the proceedings weren’t reported, the brief details of the hearing that have been shared don’t sound encouraging for his chances of acquittal. According to the local Fox affiliate, the judge presiding over the case made no attempt to hide his or her disgust.

“I have to say in the 15 years I’ve been on the bench, this is one of the most disgusting scenarios I’ve ever read,” the judge is quoted as saying. “In any event, really inappropriate.”

Currently out on bail, the man is reportedly scheduled to return to court on Aug. 18.

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