During repeated calls to Vero Beach police, Lionel Johnson is said to have talked of the CIA and wanted police to foot the bill for his room at the Oceanaire Motel.
Johnson, 46, is quoted as telling police they were "sexy," before unscrewing the cap of a bottle of Wild Irish Rose and taking a swig.
That, according to recently released records, was the situation about 11:25 p.m. one day last week before police locked Johnson up on a possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage in public ordinance.
Police went to the 1000 block of 21st Street in Vero Beach after investigators say Johnson repeatedly called police.
"During the approximate (eight) phone calls, Lionel spoke of the CIA and how he wanted the (police) to pay for his room at the Oceanaire Motel," an affidavit states.
Police say Johnson, encountered in an alleyway behind the motel, told "stories about the CIA hiring him as an undercover agent and told the (police) officers present that they were 'sexy.'"
"Suddenly he lifted a glass bottle covered with a brown paper bag out of his back pack, unscrewed the cap and took a drink from it," the affidavit states.
The bottle was one of Wild Irish Rose, an economy fortified wine unlikely to be found at some of the world's finest restaurants.
Made of a blend of Labrusca and Vinifera grapes, Wild Irish Rose can belionel_johnson_side.jpg mixed with Faygo grape soda in a libation known as "Purple Jesus #3," according to a brand reference sheet and drinksmixer.com.
Wild Irish Rose's "primary consumer target" are those "who like strong, sweet fruity wines; skews male," a brand reference sheet states. No mention is made of those with self proclaimed CIA connections.
Johnson, listed as homeless, was arrested under an ordinance relating to possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage in public.
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