San Fernando police have issued an arrest warrant for California State University Professor Tihomir Petrov after a hidden camera reportedly captured him urinating on the door of a colleague in the math department.
The university set up a hidden camera after they found what they believed to be puddles of urine outside of the colleague’s door. Petrov was having a dispute with the other professor.
This week, Petrov failed to appear at a hearing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
He is being sought on two charges of two misdemeanor counts of urinating in public.
Petrov, 43, specializes in algebraic geometry and algebraic k-theory. He received his B.S. in 1995 from Moscow State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in New York University in 1999 and 2002 respectively.
In one article, his counsel Arvand Naderi stated “[Petrov] is of course concerned that this might affect future employment.” That is a pretty safe bet. It is not publish or piddle.
While only misdemeanors, the university has independent grounds to remove the assistant professor. This is a state university so he presumably does not have tenure.
Source: Daily Mail