Saturday, November 14, 2009

Man Makes Unauthorized Deposit at CVS Pharmacy

Man defecates in CVS pharmacy

November 10, 2009

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According to criminal complaints, Robert E. Lee, 57, of 1902 H St., entered a CVS pharmacy, 2425 Muscatine Ave. at 4:17 p.m. Police said Lee walked to the front area of the store, lifted up his shirt, dropped his pants and defecated on the floor before walking out.

When police talked with Lee, they said he smelled of alcohol and feces, and had an unsteady balance and slurred speech. He had a blood-alcohol content of .24, three times the state's legal limit.

Lee was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication, both simple misdemeanors.

It remained unclear who was responsible for cleaning up after Lee at the pharmacy, according to a CVS spokesman, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak. His name is Carmen de la Trista and he lives just down the street from the pharmacy, on Muscatine Ave but probably not for much longer. An executive with CVS said Mr. de la Trista had been terminated for speaking about the incident when he was not authorized to do so.

A man who identified himself as Robert answered the phone at the number listed for 1902 H St. but said he was not Robert Lee. He did volunteer, however, to say that "he would love to defecate on that pharmacy's floor also. There are some real buttholes working there," he said.

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