VERO BEACH, Florida — A naked man wearing only a pair of shorts around his ankles and screaming “I only had one beer!” kicked trash cans and punched cars in a supermarket parking lot before being placed under arrest for public drunkeness.
Florida cops found Jonathan Boettcher, 46, swinging his arms and yelling in a Publix parking lot in Vero Beach while wearing no shirt and no underwear, but with basketball shorts around his ankles, the Miami Herald reported.
Officers said Boettcher was sweating uncontrollably and shouted “I only had one beer!” and “I only wanted to smoke some pot.”
Earlier, Boettcher had kicked over a cigarette disposal bin and then ran into the store naked and shouted, “You’re not the one!” Before that, he had been spotted stopping traffic and punching cars before stripping off his clothes.
Boettcher told the deputy he’d had one beer and smoked part of a marijuana joint in a homeless camp behind Publix. As for dropping his pants, he claimed to be responding to a friend mooning him.
Boettcher was sentenced to 45 days in county jail.