TONAWANDA, New York — He crossed some serious borders here.
A former Border Patrol agent has been hit with federal charges after allegedly spraying urine on his supervisor’s desk on his last day on the job at a station on the Canadian border.
Prosecutors say Eduardo Flores Jr. was caught on camera splashing urine all over Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Brandon Steele’s desk, chair, keyboard, clothing, books and personal items, including picture frames, in the cubicle at the station in Tonawanda on Aug. 24.
Flores retired from the Border Patrol four days later and the day of the alleged vandalism was Flores’ last day in the office.
Steele, upon returning to work after three days off, “noticed an unpleasant scent” at the cubicle, according to the criminal complaint.
Video surveillance footage showed that Flores “began to spray/pour a substance throughout the cubicle” and over the supervisory agent’s belongings and “continued this action for about one minute,” the complaint states.
Authorities said it cost $458 for a cleaning company to sanitize the cubicle.
Flores was charged with destruction of property. He faces up to a year in jail and a $100,000 fine.