Monday, May 26, 2014
Woman jailed for sidewalk sleep

A 67-year-old homeless woman was jailed after police said she was lying on the sidewalk outside the Publix, 2900 N. Roosevelt Blvd., next to a puddle of urine.

The woman was booked with trespassing after police were called to the grocery store at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday. One officer recognized the woman from previous arrests.

A passerby told police the woman had just pulled down her shorts and urinated on the sidewalk.

"Take me to jail," the woman said, police reported. "Can't you see I'm sleeping."

Deputies at the jail refused to admit the woman due to her swollen legs. Police took her to Lower Keys Medical Center, where she was treated before being taken to jail.