Man jailed after caught with Whizzinator to provide fake urine specimen

David Petersen

A Fruitland Park man was arrested after he was caught with a Whizzinator in an apparent attempt to fake a urine specimen.

David Petersen, 53, was released Wednesday from the Lake County Jail after spending three days behind bars for violating his probation and being in possession of the Whizzinator.

Petersen originally had been arrested after his vehicle hit a tree in 2017 in Fruitland Park. At the time, he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. This past September, he was sentenced to time served and placed on probation for two years as a result of that arrest. Part of his probation required him to submit to drug screening.

During a visit this past week to the probation office, he was found to be in possession of a Whizzinator. The manufacturer of the devices promises it will deliver the “most chemically similar human synthetic urine by our superior proven system from over 15 years experience. Our formula is always up to date to give you the best results possible.”