INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - While restrooms traditionally are known as places to relieve oneself or freshen up, a 22-year-old man may have pioneered an alternate lavatory use, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
A loss prevention officer at a Walmart Supercenter in Vero Beach stated Aug. 7 that Taylor Allen Dresia was "eating food" on the bathroom floor. Dresia's apparent picnic in the potty blocked the commode for patrons, and a store manager asked him to leave.
"After a few minutes Dresia left and then returned in another entrance yelling that an employee stole something from his backpack while he was in the bathroom," the affidavit states.
Dresia, who ultimately was arrested by an Indian River County Sheriff's deputy, was described as argumentative. He also was accused of yelling during the incident at the store in the 5500 block of 20th Street.
The affidavit didn't state whether Dresia was in the men's or ladies rooms, nor was it clear what he was eating. The incident happened at 4 p.m., a time often associated in Britain with sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches and cake.
A deputy told Dresia to leave immediately. Dresia said he wasn't leaving and that he wanted to write something down.
"I then advised Dresia not to play games and exit the store now," the affidavit states. "Dresia again refused."
Deputies got Dresia, listed as homeless, out, arresting him on misdemeanor charges of trespassing after warning and resisting an officer without violence.