Vacationing Chicago cop charged with urinating in an ice machine at Florida beach bar

A Chicago police officer on vacation in Florida is charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly urinating in an ice machine at a beach bar on Monday.

Henry Capouch, 30, is charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct after an employee at Jimmy B’s Beach Bar told police he “dicovered [sic] the defendent [sic] ‘pissing’ on the ice in the machine” around 12:32 a.m., a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy wrote in Capouch’s arrest affidavit.

The bar is located at the Beachcomber Resort Hotel in St. Pete Beach.

Henry Capouch and the beachside scene at Jimmy B’s. | The Smoking Gun; Beachcomber Florida

According to the report, the bar employee told police he asked Capouch to stop soiling the ice, but the CPD officer “began verbally cussing the victim and pushed him ‘a couple times’ with both of his hands.'”

Capouch also shoved a security guard who saw the incident, the report said.

When sheriff’s deputies found Capouch lounging on the sand with his girlfriend, the five-year Chicago police veteran “was actively resisting, and initially not obeying lawful commands while being detained,” the complaint said.

Capouch paid a total of $650 in bail to get out of jail, according to sheriff’s office records.

The Smoking Gun was the first to report Capouch’s arrest.

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