Public university professor arrested for urinating in parking lot, vandalizing high end cars

Timothy Dionisopoulos
Former Reporter

  • Prof will continue to draw $97,635 salary, says UConn admin
  • Fenteany was arrested on Monday after allegedly vandalizing and urinating high end vehicles in Greenwich parking lot. (Photo: Greenwich Police Department)

    A professor at the University of Connecticut (UConn) was arrested on Monday after allegedly urinating in a parking lot and vandalizing the mirrors of high end vehicles.

    The Hartford Courant reports that associate chemistry professor Gabriel Fenteany was arrested on Monday by UConn police after a warrant was put out for his arrest by the Greenwich police department for “urinating, spitting, kicking, and ripping the side view mirrors.”

    The cars damaged allegedly included a BMW, two Audis, two Lexus’, and a Honda civic, all of which were new or fairly recent models.

    The Courant added that Fenteany has been charged with second degree criminal mischief, fourth degree criminal mischief, and second degree breach of peace.

    UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz sent Campus Reform an official statement which reveals that Fenteany has been placed on “administrative leave,” but will continue to draw his $97,635 per year salary.

    The statement adds that UConn has “prohibited him from campus until University and/or criminal investigations of the allegations have been concluded."

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    Timothy Dionisopoulos

    Timothy Dionisopoulos

    Former Reporter
    Tim Dionisopoulos is a former reporter for Campus Reform and communications editor in the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program. Tim joined Campus Reform in the summer of 2011, and his stories were cited or re-posted on the Daily Mail, the Drudge Report, Fox News, and other national media outlets. Tim graduated in 2011 from Providence College in Rhode Island where he was politically active on campus and in the community.
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