I was in college for a long time. I was working full-time, so my part-time school schedule meant it took me longer to finish my degree than it would have otherwise. During that time, I became close with several of my professors and I heard my share of griping about other professors. I never, however, heard of someone peeing on a colleague's door.

A professor in California apparently thought this was the best way to get back at a colleague for their dispute. Tihomir Petrov, a math professor at California State University, Northridge, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of urinating in a public place. He was caught on camera, doing his dirty deed on the other prof's campus office door.

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.


I realize that people will have disputes with others they work with. It's human nature to be irritated with others at times, but surely there are better ways to make yourself feel better at the end of the day. The best part about this is that even though Petrov is being charged with his crime, he probably won't end up doing hard jail time for it. His students, however, will always remember him as the guy who peed on someone's door. It's not quite the legacy I'd want.

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