Cop charged for punching casino bathroom attendant because water too cold

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — A Rhode Island police officer has been charged with assault for an incident in a casino bathroom that took place while he was off-duty.

Michael Tousignant, 36, is accused of striking a 73-year-old Foxwoods Resort Casino bathroom attendant in the face on April 1, after complaining that the bathroom faucet water was too cold, according to The Providence Journal

The bathroom attendant suffered a bloody nose and facial injuries, according to the criminal complaint.

Tousignant was arrested at the scene by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police. He was charged with assaulting an elderly person, which is a class A misdemeanor. 

Tousignant has worked for the Pawtucket Police Department for approximately 10 years, according to The Providence Journal.