Some folks just can’t stay out of the slammer.
Especially when they get slammed.
But he must have learned his lesson about the dangers of drinking and driving because this time Schwabenland hailed a taxi on A1A in the wee hours of Thursday morning. After telling the cabbie to drive south, the 20-year-old man then directed the cabbie to turn around and head north, according to an arrest affidavit from the St. Augustine Beach Police Department.
After driving back and forth for a bit, the cabbie pulled into a convenience store and demanded payment for the $7 fare.
But there was a problem: When the cabbie determined Schwabenland had no money and no wallet, a disturbance reportedly erupted and the cops were called.
A responding officer wrote in his report that Schwabenland was very drunk and sat in the passenger seat of of car in a “semi-conscious” state.
Although the officer tried to broker a peaceful deal between the two men by trying to contact Schwabenland’s buddies to pick him up and pay his fare, the St. Augustine man was “uncooperative and offered no assistance,” the cop wrote in his report.
The cabbie then insisted that Schwabenland be charged with theft of service becausetime is money. The cabbie told the cop that even though the fare was a mere $7, the drunken man cost him money in missed opportunities during the time his cab tied up, the affidavit stated.
Before being hauled to the pokey, Schwabenland was first taken to a hospital for medical clearance, where he peed himself before stripping off his clothes — and then urinated some more in a bed, the arrest report stated.
The cop then gathered his urine-drenched clothes and gave him a fare-free lift — to the jail.