ORANEGBURG, N.Y. - A Central Nyack man initially arrested on a warrant and for possession of an open container of alcohol was hit with a criminal tampering charge after he urinated on the floor at the police station, police said.
Steven Butterfield, 35, was charged on Saturday with criminal tampering and possession of an open container of alcohol in addition to a warrant charge that he violated a local law in Nyack, according to Orangetown police.
The incident began when Butterfield was seen on Sickles Avenue in Nyack with an open container of alcohol, police said. Officers recognized Butterfield because he was wanted on the warrant out of Nyack and he was taken into custody, police said.
During processing at the police station Butterfield urinated on the floor of the holding cell and was subsequently charged with criminal tampering in the third degree, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned and then transported to Rockland County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail, according to Orangetown police.