"A man who tried to conduct a job interview naked has been sentenced to three years probation and placed on the sex offenders' register.The excitement cost him dear:
Glasgow Sheriff Court was told that Saeed Akbar, a manager at an interpreting and translation company, "had wanted a bit of excitement".
Sheriff Brian Lockhart described the behaviour as "wholly unacceptable".
He heard that Akbar, 35, left the interview room and came back in naked clutching a clipboard.
When the job candidate refused to strip as well, he put his clothes on and attempted to continue the interview as normal, the court was told.
Akbar, from Fife, said: "I wanted a bit of excitement that afternoon, that's purely all it was."
"Passing sentence, Sheriff Lockhart said Akbar's partner had now left him, he had lost his job and his friends refused to associate with him."It goes on:
" He worked at Alpha Translating and Interpreting Services in Glasgow, which advertised for a translator.Um, ok - but perhaps whipping all your clothes off so soon isn't the best strategy. Maybe ask for a phone number or something first?
The woman answered the advert and was invited to attend an interview at the firm's Glasgow office the following day.
When she arrived, Akbar - who was held in "high esteem" by his company - asked if she would mind if they took their clothes off.
The £25,000 per-year executive tried to restart the interview after putting his clothes back on, but his victim fled and reported the matter to police.
He initially told police his strip was a consensual "role play" as part of his "tough interviewing technique".
Aamer Anwar, defending, said: "He totally accepts his guilt. It was a serious abuse of his position as he foolishly believed the complainer was interested in him."