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Cal State Northridge professor charged with allegedly urinating on colleague's office door

A Cal State Northridge math professor has been charged with urinating on a colleague's office door during a dispute between the two men.

Tihomir Petrov, 43, is facing two misdemeanor counts of urinating in a public place, according to a copy of a complaint filed in Superior Court.

Petrov is expected to be arraigned Thursday in San Fernando, authorities said. The case stems from a dispute that Petrov allegedly had with another professor in the school's math department, authorities said.

Petrov was allegedly captured in early December on videotape urinating on the door of another professor's office in Santa Susana Hall, according to authorities. School officials had concealed a camera nearby after discovering puddles of what they thought was urine at the professor's door.


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He is tenured. A state school. More tax dollars, pi$$ed away.


this is precisely why i was a liberal arts major

Said his department chair: "Urine trouble now!"

Perhaps this article should have been titled: "Professor - Urine Trouble" !

if you piss on someone's door, urine trouble.

Petrov is an anagram of P Voter. Coincidence?

I attended CSUN and I believe what we have here is simply a big misunderstanding.

In order to conserve electricity the maintenance department has reduced the ambient lighting in Santa Susana Hall by disabling every other ceiling fixture.

This guy obviously misread the number on the door of the professor's office.
If only the lighting was better he would have known to go down the hall six more doors to the office of the professor who loves to have his door peed on.

One at a time, in a group -whatever. Even if you hadn't had him for a class for 3 semesters, he made it clear that you were more than welcome to come pee on his office door anytime you had to go.

These are the best comments ever! The puns are awesome!

This is only Academic Freedom we have no right to interfere

This is a perfect example that being educated doesn't mean someone is smart. I wonder how many "educated" people with the right diplomas holding their heads up high are sickos. I mean, it's ok, it's just that they're in charge of other people's lives. That's what bothers me. How many judges, professors, bosses, police officers, lawmakers, are morally deficient while deciding the fate of the masses?

And this professor will bet a pension worth millions when he gets in his 50's. Just like all scum professors who are over paid and under worked.

We give "professors" too much credit in society. I am not surprised to read this based on my experiences in so-called "higher education."

I bet the argument was about the volume of the concave area in front of his door, when he decided to close the argument by peeing in it.

Ahaha, the comments are way better than the article. --Except for the guy who suggested that peeing on a door is violence.


CSUN's motto must we "We're no. 1."

The guy must be a math whiz.

Urine trouble now!

Well, he did have a Pee h.d.

It just makes the case for have electricified doors. Piss at your own risk.

To all who think that he will be protected because he has tenure: tenure does not protect all behavior. Tenure only guarantees that he will have a fair hearing (for example, it's entirely possible that he is suffering from a mental illness of some kind that is affecting his judgment and ability to control his behavior, in which case he has a right to medical leave in order to address it).

Most college faculty -- 75 percent -- do not have tenure or any possibility of getting it. As a result, they can be fired for any reason at all without any sort of due process, unless they have a union contract.

I had him for Calc 3. Got an A-. He was a really good professor. I wouldn't have expected this from him. He didn't seem like the type.

LOL...I know this guy. It is sad though.

As a Northridge graduate, this has given me greater pride in my former institution of education.

Go Matadors!!!

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