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Santa Claus Look-Alike Resists Arrest by Waving Poop-Covered Hand at Deputy

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You know when you get so comfortable with someone that you can leave the door open when you're using the bathroom? Maybe that's kind of what happened between Edmund Berkeley Barksdale and an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy.

Barksdale is no stranger to law enforcement in Destin, Florida. Unfortunately, his latest arrest came when he was having a bowel movement in a very public place.

Barksdale has been arrested dozens of times. Seriously, check out his impressive collection of mug shots:

As a result of previous infractions, Barksdale has been told to stay out of Clement E. Taylor Park in Destin. Well, on July 24, a deputy spotted him roaming the park once again. The deputy tried to place Santa's sad-looking doppelganger under arrest, but Barksdale refused.

The deputy then pulled out his Taser, to which Barksdale replied, "I can't put my hands behind my back because I'm making a bowel movement."

Then, according to the arrest report, Barksdale took a hand, reached behind his back, shoved it down his shorts and showed the results to the deputy.

His hand was, of course, covered in poo.

The deputy called for assistance, and after a second deputy arrived, Barksdale finally cooperated. He's being charged with trespassing and resisting arrest without violence. As of yet, there is no Florida law specifying charges for "resisting arrest with poop."

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