The man accused of tipping hydrochloric acid into a lubricant dispenser at a Sydney gay sex club has appeared in court.
Hengky Irawan, 62, tried to hide behind a yellow envelope as he emerged from Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday morning.
Police allege Mr Irawan entered the suburban Aarows sex club on Bridge St at Rydalmere, in Sydney's north-west, a month ago and attempted to pour the acid into the dispensers.
However, police said the dispensers were alarmed and he was caught by security guards at the 24-hour 'discreet gay, bi and swingers club'.
The Mortdale man's lawyer asked the court for a six-week adjournment so he could undergo a psychiatric assessment for a mental health application.
He has been charged with administering poisons with intent to cause pain, entering a licensed premises to commit an indictable offence and intentionally or recklessly damaging the dispenser.
He then allegedly entered the multi-storey club, which has a sauna, a spa and room to work out, charge sheets show.Police allege he drove to the Bridge St property on a suspended driver's licence at 10pm on August 27. He has also been charged with driving on a suspended licence.
Investigators allege he tried to administer the acid in the dispenser about an hour and 40 minutes later, at 11.48pm, and damaged the device in the process.
In a desperate bid to stop himself being recognised, after court on Monday Mr Irawan fled down the streets of the city and darted into stores.
He appeared at court alone, in a white dress shirt and dark pants and declined to comment.