A transient homeless man, originally from Memphis, Tenn., was caught drinking beer and urinating on a dumpster behind the historic Summerville Train Depot on Saturday and Sunday, according to Summerville Police reports.
Billy Joe Barber Jr., was arrested for spitting and public possession and consumption of alcohol, according to jail reports.
“Mr. Barber admitted he was an alcoholic and had a problem. He was very compliant and picked up the trash and agreed to move on and was made aware of the city of Summerville’s ordinances and this behavior would not be tolerated,” Officer Matt Pritchard stated.
About three hours later Barber was spotted by witnesses urinating on a dumpster “located in plain view of the public from the train depot,” Officer Pritchard stated.
He was then jailed for spitting, according to police reports.
The next day cops encountered Barber again. He was sitting at a picnic table behind the depot. He had been drinking beer, according to a cop. He was then arrested for public intoxication, according to reports.