Talk About Taking the Piss! LES Man Dumps on Downstairs Neighbor, Lawsuit Ensues

What about all of the other neighbors from 12 to 4? (Courtesy Wikipedia)

There is a little rain in the 10-day forecast, but one man on the Lower East Side can never manage to bring his umbrella even after checking the weather.

An elderly resident was caught “tossing buckets of urine out his 12th-floor window – soaking a downstairs neighbor,” The Post noted from a lawsuit.

Gary Strum, the resident below, claimed to have endured years of a urine smell in his fourth floor apartment until noticing that the smell intensified when the air conditioning unit was removed.

“I thought I was going crazy, because once in a while an odor would emerge on my person and I’d feel like it would somehow envelope envelop me,” he wrote in court papers.

Strum remained stumped until October 2009, when he removed a bedroom air conditioner and realized the smell was stronger outside.

So there was urine-purified air circulating throughout the apartment for several years.

Mr. Strum bought surveillance equipment and captured the man throwing his urine. He’s now suing the piss-taker, Raymond Spielburg, the landlord, Seward Park Cooperative and the property management company, Charles Greenthal, for emotional distress that sings to the tune of $250,000.

Mr. Spielberg denied any knowledge of the urine-flinging in a conversation with the The Post.

Maybe it was one of those old tenement buildings with no bathrooms! It is the Lower East Side, after all!

mewing@observer.com

Talk About Taking the Piss! LES Man Dumps on Downstairs Neighbor, Lawsuit Ensues