Man accused of Listerine-fueled bender in Wal-Mart bathroom

1:43 PM, Jan 28, 2009   |    comments
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Originally posted: 12/17/2008

Jacksonville, Florida - He probably had the freshest breath in the jail, but he was under arrest anyway.

Robert Joseph Barie, 56, was arrested after a Wal-Mart employee called police in reference to a "drunken dispute."

According to the police report, the officer got to the Wal-Mart on Atlantic Blvd. near Kernan before 1 a.m. Monday, and an employee said a man was locked in the bathroom drinking Listerine mouthwash.

Barie refused the officer's order to come out of the bathroom, so the officer went in. He found that Barie had locked himself in a stall and was on the floor continuing to drink the mouthwash.

The officer forced the stall open, and Barie then tried to drink the rest of the mouthwash.

Barie was put in the police car and taken home, but nobody was there and he was in no condition to take care of himself.

The officer then drove Barie to a detox facility, but Barie wouldn't get out of the car. The attendant tried to help the officer, but Barie still wouldn't get out of the car.

Barie was then arrested and taken to jail.

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