Warrant Issued for Professor Accused of Peeing on Colleague's Door
The incident stemmed from a dispute between two professors.
Tihomir Petrov, 43 (Handout)
Tihomir Petrov, 43, a math professor at the school, failed to appear for a pretrial conference hearing.
His failure to appear prompted 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, an incident that occurred in early December 2010.
Investigators say Petrov urinated on the office door of another math professor with whom he was having a dispute. The incident was reportedly captured on cameras that school officials had planted after becoming alerted to the situation.
School officials set up a camera after discovering puddles of what they thought was urine at the professor's door.
According to websites at CSUN and U.C. Irvine, Petrov specializes in algebraic geometry and and algebraic k-theory.