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October 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Man cited for urinating on Seattle police car

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But a cop car?

Really?

A man was cited earlier this week after he was caught red-handed — OK, poor choice of words — urinating on a Seattle police car.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in the University District, according to police. The officers parked their patrol car in a parking lot at Northeast 47th Avenue Street and University Way Northeast, got out and went on a short patrol.

When they returned to their car they saw a man urinating on one of the doors, police said.

The officers ordered the man to zip up his pants — awkward — and put his hands on a nearby wall so they could pat him down.

Can you say “rubber gloves”?

As officers were talking to the man, a crowd of people gathered. Concerned for their safety, the officers took the man to the North Precinct, cited him for public urination and released him, police said.

| More in The Blotter | Topics: public urination, Seattle Police Department


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