2nd man arrested for urinating in public at Indian River Mall

Man arrested at the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach, Florida.
Man arrested at the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach, Florida.

VERO BEACH – On Sunday at approximately 6:45 pm, deputies received a call about a man urinating at the front doors to the Indian River Mall in Vero Beach, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

This was the 2nd incident in a week after another man was arrested for urinating inside the Indian River Mall at Victoria’s Secret in Vero Beach.

Deputies say that 62-year-old James Freeman Jobe was standing at the mall entrance near TGI Friday’s and urinating by the doors.

“I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his mouth. I could also smell the odor of urine emitting from his person,” the deputy said.

Jobe’s speech was slurred and he was having a hard time standing on his feet. He kept swaying from side to side, according to the affidavit.

A witness told deputies that Jobe was urinating by the door.

“She screaming out, ‘why is your penis out and why are you peeing in front of children?’,” according to the deputy’s affidavit.

“I also saw urine that was left by Jobe by the front doors of the mall. It should be noted that the mall was packed with people including children,” the deputy said.

Jobe told deputies that he only had two beers at TGI Friday’s inside the mall before leaving. He was charged with Disorderly Intoxication and Exposure of Sexual Organs.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Jobe was still being held on $1,500 bond.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.