A Chicago police officer was arrested in Florida this week after authorities said he shoved an employee and was caught urinating in an ice machine at a beach resort bar.
Officer Henry Capouch, 30, was charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct in the incident at Jimmy B’s Bar at the Beachcomber Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
According to a Pinellas County complaint and arrest affidavit, a bar employee was trying to get ice from the ice machine at the bar when he found Capouch “pissing” on the ice in the machine, the report said.
When the employee told Capouch to stop, Capouch began swearing at the employee and pushed the employee with both hands “a couple of times,” the report said. Capouch also pushed a security guard, the report said.
Local police came, and the employee directed them to Capouch, who was on the beach with his girlfriend, the report said. While being arrested, Capouch actively resisted and did not obey commands – instead going on yelling and keeping standing when told multiple times to sit, the report said.
Chicago Police said Capouch has been relieved of police powers pending an internal investigation.