Financial advisor files lawsuit against police officer who charged him for defecating in the woodsBy Mason White 12:15 PM September 9, 2014
By: Aarav Sen
A man who was charged with disorderly conduct for defecating in public, decided to sue the police officer behind his citation, according to court documents in Florida.
Elvan Moore II of Lake Mary, claims that he was harassed and humiliated by officer Jeremy Alexander of Mount Dora.
He is also suing the city of Mount Dora. He is looking to receive at $15,000 in compensation. The incident began when Alexander saw Moore, across a bar in a wooded area.
Alexander said that he followed the man and saw him squatting in the woods with his pants down near a disabled vehicle. Alexander noticed that the man had a handful of white napkins and the area smelled like feces.
Moore told the officer that he has an upset stomach due to a new vitamin supplement he was taking. “I don’t want to mess up the bar’s bathroom,” Moore told the police officer at the scene.
He also said that his girlfriend was creating drama inside the bar so it is better for him to stay out. The officer charged Moore with disorderly conduct and ordered him to clean up the area.
Moore said that he did not defecate. Eventually, the charges have been dropped.
However, Moore said that since the incident is on public record. He was fired from his $55,000 a year as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.