Florida man urinates in middle of Steak ‘n Shake in front of dozens of customers

Posted at 9:44 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 06:19:55-05

TAMPA, Fla — Hillsborough County deputies arrested a man they say urinated in front of dozens of people in the middle of a Steak ‘n Shake on Saturday night.

James Steadman, 45, was sitting in a booth inside the Steak ‘n Shake in Tampa around 11:40 p.m. That's when deputies say he stood up, unzipped his pants, exposed his genitals and began urinating on the floor in the dining area of the restaurant. When he was finished, he went back to sleep in the booth.

Deputies say that approximately 30 cuswtomers witnessed the incident. HCSO says that Steadman created a health hazard and was endangering the safety of the other customers.

Steadman was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @MaryWFTS.