Chicago police officer accused of urinating in ice machine at St. Pete Beach hotel bar

(Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Pinellas County deputies arrested a Chicago police officer on vacation in St. Pete Beach after they said he urinated in an ice machine at a bar.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday at Jimmy B's Bar in the Beachcomber Hotel, located at 6200 Gulf Blvd.

An employee at the bar told deputies he found a man, later identified as 30-year-old Henry Capouch, "pissing on the ice in the machine," according to the arrest report.

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When the worker told the man to stop, he said Capouch began cursing at him and pushing him "a couple times." He then pushed a security guard at the bar, the victim said.

The arrest report said that when deputies responded to the scene, the employee and security guard escorted them to the beach, where Capouch was with his girlfriend.

"The defendant was actively resisting, and initially not obeying lawful commands while being detained," deputies wrote in their arrest affidavit. "The defendant continued to yell and kept standing when told to sit multiple times by law enforcement."

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Capouch was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

The City of Chicago's database for public employees lists Capouch as a police officer who has worked for the Chicago Police Department since Nov. 2017.

A spokesperson for the agency confirmed that Capouch has been "relieved of police powers" pending an internal investigation.