Cohen calls police after man says he was ‘following the call of the wild’
By Erin Cox (The Baltimore Sun, 10/17/2012)
Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen filed a police complaint Tuesday after catching a 68-year-old man, pants at his ankles, urinating off the third floor parking deck of a garage behind City Hall.
“If it would have been three in the morning, I might have looked the other way,” Cohen said. “But it was three in the afternoon, in broad daylight.”
The man told the mayor he was “following the call of the wild” when confronted mid-stream and then cursed at Cohen’s recommendation of using public restrooms nearby, according to the police report.
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Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen filed a police complaint after catching a 68-year-old man, pants at his ankles, urinating off the third floor parking deck of a garage behind City Hall
Annapolis Police Report (click to view document)
“On October 16, 2012 at approximately 1547 hours I responded to 150 Gorman St. for a report of a white male urrnating in the parking garage. The caller advised that the male subject was leaving the third floor of the parking garage in a white Cadillac. Ofc. Schreiber arrived on scene and observed the vehide stopped at the exit gate to the garage. The driver was identified as Mr. Richard Vermillion. Upon my arrival I spoke with the complainant who stated that he observed a white male, later identified as Mr. Vermillion, on the third floor of the parking garage with hs pants down to his ankles urinating off the side onto a mulched area on the ground. Wien the complainant asked Mr. Vermillion what he was doing, Mr. Vermillion stated that he was ‘”following the call of the wild.” When the complainant advised Mr. Vermillion that there were public restroorns downstairs Mr. Vermilion said “f*** you.” The complainant then called APD while walking up to the third floor. He observed Mr. Vermillion driving away in a white Cadillac bearing Delaware registration #42447. The complainant then asked the parking attendant to keep the gate down until the police arrived. I asked the complainant to point out the subject that he saw urinating. Mr. Vermillion was identified. I asked again if the complainant was positive that Mr. Vermillion was the subject he saw urinating. He said “Yes, and I’ll sign a statement.”
I then spoke with Mr. Vermillion who stated that he did not urinate in public. He said “If I had to follow the call of the wild I would tell you.” Mr. VerrrvIlion was then issued Criminal Citation #082002270044 for public urination. A written statement was obtained from the complainant.”