Thursday, January 27, 2011

This is a Crime?

Associated Press

Professor charged with 

peeing on colleague's door

(01-27) 05:04 PST San Fernando, Calif. (AP) --

A California university professor has been charged with peeing on a colleague's campus office door.
Prosecutors charged 43-year-old Tihomir Petrov, a math professor at California State University, Northridge, with two misdemeanor counts of urinating in a public place. Arraignment is scheduled Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando.
Investigators say a dispute between Petrov and another math professor was the motive.
The Los Angeles Times says Petrov was captured on videotape urinating on the door of another professor's office on the San Fernando Valley campus. School officials had rigged the camera after discovering puddles of what they thought was urine at the professor's door.
Information from: Los Angeles Times,


  1. Men (and I don't mean that in the inclusive sense) can be very strange animals sometimes. Of course, so can women; we just mark our territory in other ways.

  2. Perhaps it's a very primitive form of peer review.

    We had a case a few years ago where a senior faculty member got in trouble for kicking doors and hallways. You can't educate or credential away rage.

  3. A very primitive form of pee(r)eview..

  4. Why didn't he just pee in the coffee pot like everyone else?

  5. Who put the hidden camera up anyway? If that was in my dept it'd catch some odd stuff...

  6. Ah yes, academia is such a dignified profession.

  7. Let's hope they make a TV movie out of it...."Confessions of an Academic Doorpisser"; "Tinkle: the Tihomir Petrov Story"; "Beats Farting in Your Face: The Northridge Urinations."

  8. The ad at right is now convinced that somebody associated with this post needs an attorney specializing in "deportation/immigration problems." It might be right (though personally I would have suggested a psychiatrist/psychologist), but I wonder what set it off? The accumulation of Russian (and pseudo-Russian) names? The repetition of Fernando?


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