D.C. man faces charges for cooking hot food inside suit with body suit

UPDATE: A Washington man faces two counts of felony cooking food inside a suit that he put on himself while he was being treated for a medical condition, police said.

The Washington Post first reported the charges against John D. Roberts Jr., 40, who was hospitalized in May after a “heat exhaustion” condition, and who was charged with two counts each of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of food or beverage with intent to distribute.

He was released on $1,000 bail Friday afternoon.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia told the Washington Post that prosecutors were “pleased” with the decision to bring charges.

The spokesman said prosecutors were satisfied that Roberts was aware of the dangers of consuming food and drink in a suit and was aware that the suit “did not meet the safety standards of the federal Food and Drug Administration.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.