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Annapolis man apologizes for public urination

Saturday - 6/1/2013, 7:06pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- An Annapolis man is making an unusual public apology to avoid going to court over charges of public urination.

The Capital reports 69-year-old Richard Vermillion was cited by Annapolis police in October 2012 after Mayor Josh Cohen saw him with his pants down to his ankles, urinating off the third floor of a parking garage. It happened on a Tuesday afternoon next to City Hall.

Vermillion was scheduled for a hearing Friday on misdemeanor charges. But the state decided not to prosecute.

Vermillion's attorney Sam Brown says Vermillion sending a letter to the newspaper to apologize.

Cohen says he read the letter and is pleased with the apology. He says it avoids wasting time in court.

Cohen says Vermillion made a $1,000 donation to MainStreets Annapolis for downtown beautification.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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