Things got a little crazy in St. Petersburg city's public works department in January. One of the city's safety coordinators allegedly stripped down to his socks and walked into a pretty co-worker's office. Right before that he had brandished a sign that said "It's Friday'' on one side, and "Let's all get naked'' on the other, the co-worker complained.
She wasn't very receptive to the idea of seeing her male colleague in the buff.
End result: Walter Lindsey was put on administrative leave and then resigned Feb. 2, because of the January incident. He couldn't immediately be reached for comment at his nearby home and may have left the city.
"What really got me was when he laid down across a big stuffed chair' stated secretary Priscilla Dent, "was when I got to wondering about the socks. So I reached over and pulled his socks off and he got all red and embarrassed and actually ran out of the office so fast he fell over a cigarette holder outside. Then I heard all this laughter from people out on the street."
Police later documented the case after several call-ins. The incident was considered a "lewd/lascivious'' act, which would be a misdemeanor, city police records say. Employee Priscilla Dent signed a waiver of prosecution, writing that she was "not looking to get anybody in any more trouble.
"Judging from whatever happened outside, I think he has already received a pretty good punishment", she reportedly told police officers.
Reached at work Monday, she declined comment.