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  • 19 August 2013, 10:03

Ex-cop 'filled wife's hot tub with manure'

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A retired Canadian police officer has been arrested for allegedly filling his wife's hot tub with manure after being served divorce papers.

Police in Quebec went to the house, in the small town of Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, Quebec, after receiving a complaint, reports PoliceOne.com.

Sgt Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said: "On site, the officers saw a man with a tractor placing manure in the spa, or the hot tub, of his ex-wife and at the front door."

The man allegedly refused to stop when ordered to by police and then tried to take off on the tractor.

Police soon caught up with him and he was arrested within minutes. Bilodeau added: "One police officer was injured, but from what I heard it was only minor injuries."

The suspect had just received notice that his estranged wife had started divorce proceedings. He had to be subdued with pepper spray, police said.

The 64-year-old man faces four charges, including hit and run and assaulting a police officer.