Former MLB slugger Albert Belle urinated in the parking lot of a soccer stadium in Arizona, where he was arrested after exposing himself to up to four people, including a 15-year-old girl, according to reports.
Officers from the Salt River Police Department responded to the Phoenix Rising Soccer Club Stadium in Scottsdale at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday after getting a report of an indecent exposure incident at the 6,200-seat complex.
Officers then managed to track down the suspects who had allegedly just exposed themselves to two adults and two juveniles in the parking lot, the police department said Monday in a news release obtained by The Post.
Albert Belle with the Indians in 1995Getty Images
One of the suspects, Belle, 51, was located inside a vehicle earlier described to police caught in the event’s exiting traffic, police said.
“Upon completion of the on-scene investigation, based upon probable cause, both Mr. Belle and another adult subject were arrested and booked into [Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office] Jail,” the news release continued. “Mr. Belle’s charges include 3 counts of indecent exposure and driving while under the influence.”
The other suspect with Belle was not identified. Detective Joseph Orozco, public information officer for the Salt River Police Department, did not respond to a message seeking comment.
Earlier Monday, the Arizona Republic, citing a probable cause statement, reported that Belle had exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl. The man’s father told police in Salt River that she saw Belle urinating next to the driver’s door of his car while in the parking lot.
The girl’s father yelled at Belle for him to stop, but the former All-Star outfielder responded by shaking his genitals at him and his daughter, according to court records.
Ex-MLB star Albert Belle busted for DUI, indecent exposure
Former MLB slugger Albert Belle was arrested in Arizona on…
Belle, according to police, had bloodshot eyes at the time and smelled of alcohol. He admitted to getting into a verbal altercation with the man, but denied urinating in the parking lot. Police also found two separate wet spots near Belle’s car, according to the police report.
Belle was later booked into jail on two counts of indecent exposure, one count of DUI and one count of DUI with blood alcohol content of .08 or more, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office online jail records.
Belle — one of baseball’s best sluggers of the 1990s — played most of his career with the Indians before stints with the White Sox and the Orioles. He retired after the 2000 season with a .295 batting average and 381 home runs. Belle also led the American League in RBIs three times and hit a league-leading 50 home runs in 1995.
But Belle’s career was also marred by controversy, including a seven-game suspension he received for using a corked bat in 1994 and allegedly chasing down teenagers during a Halloween egg-throwing incident in 1996. In 2006, Belle pleaded guilty to stalking a former girlfriend and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years’ supervised probation. Belle also spent 10 weeks in 1990 receiving treatment for alcoholism at the Cleveland Clinic, according to the Baltimore Sun.