Editor's note: This story was corrected in the next to last graph to say Seay was taken into custody.
A Boaz man chose the wrong place to relieve himself last weekend.
According to Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis, Larry Dale Seay Jr., 34, of the 300 block of Leeth Gap Cutoff Road, Boaz, was seen urinating in the parking lot of Burke’s Outlet on U.S. 431 Saturday night. He was allegedly standing beside his vehicle, which was parked near a tree. He was facing a nearby church.
Seay’s activities were not hidden behind a tree or a vehicle at the time, Davis said, leaving the view open to drivers along U.S. 431.
Davis said when officers questioned him, Seay said he “just had to go” and that the parking lot “would be a quick place to do it.”
Seay was taken into custody and charged with public lewdness. According to Alabama Criminal Code, public lewdness is defined as exposing genitals in a public place with reckless disregard as to whether another person present may be offended or alarmed or in a place where he knows he is likely to be observed by others. Public lewdness is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in jail.
He was booked into the Boaz City Jail and later released on bond.