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Arrest warrant issued for Cal State Northridge professor in public urination case

June 15, 2011 |  5:04 pm

Tihomir Petrov A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Cal State Northridge math professor charged with urinating on a colleague's office door during a dispute between the two men, officials said Wednesday.

Tihomir Petrov failed to appear for a pretrial conference hearing in the case, prompting a Superior Court judge to issue the warrant last week for the sum of $35,000, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said.

Petrov was charged with two misdemeanor counts of urinating in a public place.

Petrov's lawyer advised the court that he had not had any recent contact with his client, city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan told The Times.

Petrov was 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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Photo: Tihomir Petrov. Credit: KTLA