A man, who was seemingly unconcerned about where he placed his urine, relieved himself on Monument Street across from Caruso’s Village. He was on the phone while he was pissing.
He was also a half a block from public bathrooms at the Village.
A reader reported that while this was happening, next door, a child was playing in a yard.
“It was so odd, he was just doing it in view of anyone on the street and the child in the front yard nearby,” the reader said. “I would think if someone was desperate, they would at least try to disappear into a bush or turn away from the street.”
This editor admits to yelling at a homeless man who was pissing in the landscaped triangle at Monument Street and Sunset Boulevard, telling him that was not acceptable behavior for this town. He apologized and stopped.
The reader said she was so stunned that she didn’t yell at this man who appeared to be well-groomed. She tried to post it on RING, but it was not accepted.
The resident also sent the information to Palisades Senior Lead Officer Brian Espin, who is on vacation. Espin passed it on to the officer filling in.
Los Angeles County Code Section 11.16. 050 classifies public urination as a misdemeanor offense punishable with a $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail, although jail time is unlikely.
If you know this man, tell him that behavior is unacceptable in Pacific Palisades – and generally anywhere, and it is a crime.