A Florida man is facing charges after police said he dumped a foam cup containing semen over a woman at Panera.
Tallahassee Police arrested 28-year-old Patrick Bruce on Tuesday and charged him with two counts of battery, indecent exposure and commission of a lewd and lascivious act.
Police said on Sept. 12, Bruce allegedly entered the restaurant and stared at two women who were dining and doing homework.
He then moved to a table close to the women while continuing to stare at them, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
The women told police they saw Bruce leave the restaurant and return with a foam fountain drink cup.
Bruce then allegedly went into the Panera bathroom. When he came out, he allegedly poured the contents of the cup on one of the women, saying “Here you go,” according to WPEC-TV.
The woman screamed when she realized the liquid substance in the cup wasn’t soda, police said.
The victims told police Bruce apologized before driving away. Panera employees told police that Bruce dropped his cellphone at the restaurant.
When they looked through it, they say they found a video of the suspect masturbating into a cup matching the one he held during the alleged incident, according to WTXL.
The phone was turned over as evidence.
Investigators said Bruce has a history of indecent acts in public.
In June, he was accused of rubbing his penis on an employee at a sports bar, but no arrests were made in this case because the victim was not aware she’d been touched until a co-worker told her.
Police said Bruce’s mother told them he was schizophrenic and off his medication, according to WPEC.
In August, Bruce allegedly followed a woman home to her front door, then “began to dance and roll in the grass” near the parking lot.
Bruce was due in court Thursday morning. A mental health expert was appointed for a pre-bond screening.