ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 28 (UPI) -- The owner of a Florida art gallery is facing charges for allegedly breaking city laws by having a nude man inside his gallery while alcohol was being served.
Gallery owner Bill Schramm 46, and model, Joshua M. Culotta, 26, were taken into police custody Friday at the Erotic Lounge in St. Petersburg, Fla., the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported.
The incident began when police showed up after getting a complaint about a large penis sculpture outside the gallery, the newspaper said.
The Times said police went back to the gallery later in the night and raided the building.
Officials said they found Culotta inside the building, hanging in an aerial harness from the ceiling with his genitals exposed.
Schramm and Culotta were taken into police custody and Schramm is facing charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and violating the city ordinance, the Times said.
Sgt. Joe Collins said police are allowed to enter a building with a liquor license without probable cause.