The Bizarre World of Florida

Man found hiding in church closet had urinated in kid’s bike basket July 31, 2012

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 7:46 pm

Joshua T. King was at church on Sunday but not for the right reasons.

The 25-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after he was found inside a closet at First Baptist Church at 301 E. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

King is facing one charge of burglary in an occupied dwelling after a security guard unlocked a storage room and found him there. He was found with multiple driver licenses in his name: two from Florida and four from New York.

During Sunday School while children were in the playground area, teachers asked the security guard to unlock the storage closet and retrieve toys for them, the arrest report states.

“When he unlocked the door, he could smell and see urine in the basket on the kids’ tricycle,” the report states.

The security guard said he then noticed King was hiding behind props and toys “in an attempt to conceal himself.”

The students and teachers were evacuated.

According to the report, King was in the closet “hiding from people” when he felt the need to go to the restroom. Because he did not want to leave the room, he urinated in the tricycle basket.

He was also found with a pair of scissors he said he was going to use to cut his clothes.

During Monday’s bond court hearing, King was adamant about not paying the bond amount set at $5,000.

“I’m not paying the $5,000 fine, that’s outrageous,” King said. “It has nothing to do with me.”

Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley lowered his bond amount to $3,500.

In an exchange with Hurley, King maintained his innocence.

“I didn’t break in, the door was open,” King said.

“Clearly he doesn’t know the elements to burglary,” Hurley said in response.

King is being held at Broward County’s Main Jail.


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