Blaming a “medical mishap,” New York millionaire Robert Durst pleaded “no contest” Tuesday to the charge of criminal mischief, a class C misdemeanor, after being accused of exposing himself and urinating inside a CVS store on Kirby in July.
“Mr. Durst expressed his apologies to CVS for this unfortunate medical mishap,” attorney Chip Lewis said in a prepared statement handed to reporters in court Tuesday. “He compensated them for the damage done and appreciates their understanding.”
Lewis said neither he nor Durst would comment further on the case.
The real estate mogul did not attend the scheduled appearance in County Court at Law Judge Don Smyth’s court.
The incident occurred just after noon on July 20 after Durst purchased a prescription at the CVS pharmacy, police said. Without any apparent provocation, Durst allegedly began urinating on the cash register, drenching a candy display.
Authorities said he then turned casually and left the store and was last seen walking down the street.
Durst will pay a fine and restitution in the case.
In 2001, Durst was arrested and charged with murder after his elderly neighbor’s dismembered body was found in Galveston Bay. He was later found not guilty after saying he shot Morris Black in self-defense during a struggle over a handgun, cut his body into pieces and tossed the bagged body parts into Galveston Bay.