LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A California State University professor was charged with urinating on a colleague's office door after officials said a hidden camera caught him in the act.
Tihomir Petrov, 43, a math professor at the university's Northridge campus in Los Angeles, faces two misdemeanor charges of urinating in a public place, the Los Angeles Times and the university's student newspaper, the Daily Sundial, reported.
Petrov allegedly was caught on video in December urinating on the door of the other teacher's office in Santa Susana Hall, authorities said. School officials had installed a concealed camera nearby after finding what they thought were puddles of urine at the door, the Times reported.
The Times did not indicate whether the fist puddles were discovered before authorities installed the surveillance camera, or afterward and as a result of the camera installation.
The two math teachers were involved in a dispute, which gave rise to Petrov's allegedly relieving himself in such a venue.
"My client is a man of impeccable character. We will vigorously defend him and he will be found innocent," said one of Petrov's two lawyers, Garret Weinrieb.
If found guilty, Petrov's misdemeanor would be punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 and a maximum of one year in jail.