Man ‘naked with bat in Toys R Us’ appears in court

The man allegedly ran naked through the Toys R Us store in Kingsway West, Dundee. Picture: Getty

The man allegedly ran naked through the Toys R Us store in Kingsway West, Dundee. Picture: Getty

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A MAN allegedly ran naked through a busy toy store before picking up and abducting a six-year-old boy and battering his grandmother with a cricket bat, a court was told.

Przemyslaw Kaluzny faces a total of 12 charges over an alleged series of incidents on Easter Sunday.

He is first alleged to have stolen a mobile phone from a neighbour’s flat before intentionally exposing his genitals to her by removing his clothing and lying on her bed.

Kaluzny is then said to have stolen a bat from the flat before taking and driving away a Renault Laguna car from outside the flat in Dundee’s Watson Street.

He is then alleged to have driven the motor from the Baxter Park area of the city to the Kingsway Retail Park without insurance and without a licence.

A further charge alleges that he had an offensive weapon - namely the bat - with him in public.

Prosecutors say Kaluzny then went into the Toys R Us and committed a breach of the peace by behaving in a disorderly manner and running into the store whilst in possession of a cricket bat.

He is then said to have removed his clothing, shouted, bawled, entered the toilets and adopted a menacing and aggressive attitude, brandished the bat, struggled violently with staff and customers and placed those staff and customers in a state of fear and alarm.

Kaluzny is further accused of an offence of public indecency by moving through the store whilst naked.

The 41-year-old is then alleged to have abducted a six-year-old boy, who cannot be named, by picking him up and attempting to run out of the shop whilst carrying him and detaining him against his will.

Kaluzny then allegedly assaulted the boy’s 67-year-old grandmother by striking her on the head with the bat to her injury.

A final charge alleges that he wilfully destroyed property belonging to another while he was being transported from the store to Dundee’s police HQ in that he snapped the plastic casing and metal connecting bar of a pair of police handcuffs.

Kaluzny, 41, of Watson Street, Dundee, made a brief appearance in private on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court.

He made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination.

Defence solicitor Erica Watson asked that he be released on bail.

However, fiscal depute Kirsten Thomson opposed that motion.

Sheriff George Way remanded Kaluzny in custody ahead of a further hearing next week.

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