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Worker Fired After Urinating on Co-Workers' Chairs

Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.

March 30, 2012
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A Farm Bureau Financial Services worker in West Des Moines, Iowa, was fired after surveillance cameras allegedly caught him urinating on office chairs belonging to female co-workers he found attractive.

Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.

His prompt dismissal resulted after several female employees complained of stains on their chairs. That led to the installation of security cameras, which recorded the strange behavior on a Saturday.

A Farm Bureau manager reportedly told police that the IT worker accessed a company database where he would view employee photos, pick out those women he found attractive, and then urinate on their desk chairs during off hours.

The manager also told police that the man admitted to inappropriate behavior.

Reports say his alleged habit caused nearly $5,000 in damage to the chairs.

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