Man chooses wrong place to relieve self
A man is facing potential fines after being caught urinating on the exterior of the Kelowna RMCP building Saturday night while in possession of illicit drugs.
A guard at the Kelowna RCMP detachment cellblock called for support after detecting an unauthorized vehicle within the secure parking lot at the back of the new police building on Richter Street at 11:30 p.m.
The guard saw the lone occupant of the black Ford Escape urinating on the side of the building, said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.
Officers responded to the back lot, where they located and identified the 21-year-old Kelowna man.
“During their interaction with that man, who seemed confused and oblivious with the fact he just urinated on a police building, officers detected signs and symptoms from the man that he appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance,” said O’Donaghey.
Officers later seized what appeared to be illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia from the man’s vehicle.
He was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.
“The RCMP would like to remind the public that urinating in a public place and possession of drug paraphernalia are each considered an offence,” said O’Donaghey, adding each offence may carry a $100 fine.