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November 15, 2012
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Video: Cop suspended for dunking his head in a bucket of urine

$450 and a two-day suspension followed the foolish tailgating act

By PoliceOne Staff

MENTOR, Ohio — An officer has been suspended for two days after video surfaced of him dunking his head in a bucket of urine. 

Phil Croucher, a 16-year veteran of the Mentor Police Department, earned $450 from fellow officers for sticking his head in the 5-gallon bucket outside of a Cleveland Browns football game.

Nine other officers who put money in for the bet received official reprimands.

The stunt  has been viewed on YouTube nearly 300,000 times since it was posted last month.

“The fact money was collected for this ‘dare,’ should not detract from [Croucher] assuming final responsibility for this poor decision,” wrote Lt. Tom Powers, who conducted interviews with the officers involved.

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