Former Harris Co. treasurer files $1M lawsuit against man who poured water on him

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Former Harris County treasurer Orlando Sanchez is now suing the man who poured water on him at a news conference in December.

Sanchez was calling for the state to take over HISD schools when a man dumped water over his head and ran.

RELATED: Treasurer doused with water while talking about HISD's future

ABC13 Eyewitness News obtained the lawsuit Friday morning, and learned that Sanchez is suing the man for $1 million.

Sanchez was taking part in a press conference at Northwest Mall, across the street from HISD's Hattie May Administration Building, when things got pretty heated.

The lawsuit claims Sanchez suffered mental anguish.
Copyright © 2019 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.