Man pees, spits all over inside of cop car; arrested

HURRICANE  A 22-year-old man, who took police on a short-lived chase and urinated all over the back of a patrol car, was arrested Wednesday on an array of alcohol-related charges, along with a felony charge for damage to a jail.

A police officer observed a white car traveling 85 mph in a 60 mph zone in Hurricane. When the officer turned around to attempt to catch the vehicle, the car accelerated to over 90 mph, according to a probable cause statement written by Hurricane City Police Officer Ken Thompson in support of the arrest.

Skyler Honanhi Pintor, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted July 15, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News
Skyler Honanhi Pintor, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted July 15, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News

“The vehicle changed lanes several times and then made a sudden turn onto another road and into a business parking lot,” Thompson wrote in the statement, “failing to yield to my emergency lights.”

When the vehicle finally stopped, a man identified as Skyler Honanhi Pintor exited the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Thompson said he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the car and noticed an open can of beer on the rear floor of the car. During an information check, Pintor’s driver’s license showed it was revoked for a prior alcohol offense.

“Skyler initially said he had not been drinking,” Thompson wrote, “but later said he had a couple of beers and a couple of shots earlier.”

Pintor failed his field sobriety test and was arrested and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

Pintor refused to submit to a breath test, so Thompson obtained a search warrant for a blood draw to which Pintor said “he would fight and not allow medics to draw his blood,” the statement said.

While reviewing video footage from the patrol car video system, Thompson noticed Pintor moving around a lot in the back seat and watched as he grabbed a hanger holding a raincoat and broke it into several pieces.

“Skyler also spit in the back seat and into the center partition,” Thompson wrote. “Then Skyler removed his penis from his pants and urinated on the back seat and the raincoat.”

Pintor was booked into Purgatory and charged with a third-degree felony for jail damage, a class A misdemeanor for obstruction of justice, five class B misdemeanors for criminal mischief, DUI, operating a vehicle without interlock system, alcohol-restricted driver and reckless driving and three class C misdemeanors for driving on a revoked driver’s license, open container in vehicle and public urination.

During Pintor’s initial court appearance before the 5th District Court in St. George Thursday, Judge John Walton ordered his bail set at $10,600. The judge also found Pintor to be indigent and appointed attorney Douglas Terry to represent him during his next court appearance, scheduled for Aug. 4.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • sagemoon July 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

    What a disgusting person. Ick.

    • fun bag July 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      what sound does the old hen make? cluck cluck cluck…

  • Real Life July 21, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    This all happened in a car in Hurricane? I smell a fundraiser.

  • notasgnative July 21, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    At least Thompson had enough class to use the word urinate. Author of article please take note.

    • anybody home July 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Stick around for a while and you’ll understand that there are two classes of local people in St. George: the prim and proper LDS folks and the other ones who can’t put together a five word sentence without at least two of those words having four letters or worse. It seems to be a badge of honor for a certain group in southern Utah. I learned a lot of new words and expressions in my time there. It’s quite a place. Find your friends among the others who are not natives. Starbucks is a good place to start.

  • ladybugavenger July 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Could have left out the part that he took his penis out of his pants….I didn’t need to vknow that. I didn’t need the word penis in the story….#penis

    • anybody home July 22, 2015 at 10:45 am

      What word would you have preferred?

      • fun bag July 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

        would u have preferred the word ‘sausage’?

        • ladybugavenger July 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

          HahHa, no, pee’d in the cop car was enough for me

      • ladybugavenger July 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

        I didn’t need the visual if him pulling his penis out. Maybe you liked it.

  • Free Parking July 22, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Typical St George

  • Free Parking July 22, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Another fine outstanding member of the community to run for city council

  • Free Parking July 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Whaaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaa. somebody said penis…. I’m telling mommy

  • The Dude July 23, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Why would you leave your raincoat in the back of your cruiser that you put an angry drunk in? You wanted a new raincoat? … no wear the piss one for a while and learn a lesson.
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • The Dude July 23, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Also what if he got a piece of that broken hanger you left back there and stabed you in the neck with it. Sounds like the time that tweker chick got the officers gun when being transported to Purgatory jail. Hurricane cops makin Rosco P Coaltrain proud.

  • The Dude July 23, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Add that officer Kent Thompson that wrote the statement as a supporting officer. Was also involved in the Tazer death of a mentality deranged man in front of his family.

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