A 28-year-old substitute teacher from Sarasota is under arrest for performing lewd behavior and the result of that behavior was the basis for a Sarasota battery arrest. The story is now making national headlines due to the suspect’s use of a Sports Illustrated magazine and the fact that the lewd act took place in the aisle of a Sarasota, Florida Wal-Mart. Deadspin has sent it out on Twitter and several national sports commentators have picked up on the Tweet as well.
The Herald Tribune first reported the story of William Tyler Black. The story is that Black was in a Sarasota Wal-Mart when he apparently saw some “hot girls”. At that point he decided to perform a lewd act on himself. He went off to an aisle where toys were sold and took a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. He allegedly spent a few minutes in the toy section and left the magazine and his bodily fluids behind.
The charges for performing the lewd behavior are obvious if the alleged story is true but many have asked where did the battery charge come from? WTSP.com is reporting Black was charged with battery due to the fact he left his bodily fluids in a place where a child may come into harmful contact with said fluids. Those two charges have landed the substitute teacher in Sarasota County Jail.
According to WTSP Black subbed a few times at a Lakewood Ranch school called Imagine School. When contacted about Black’s employment, Imagine School’s Leader said that Black went through all the required background checks before he was hired as a substitute teacher. He also stated that the man had only worked at the school on three occasions. His employment has been terminated once the school learned of the arrest. There were no complaints lodged against Black during his time at the Imagine School.