An ex-police officer is caught "brown-handed" filling his estranged wife's hot tub with manure after being served divorce papers.

Rene Daniel, 64, also dumped manure in his wife's house in Quebec, according to the Toronto Sun.

According to police, he tried to make a low-speed getaway on a tractor when officers confronted him, chugging along at an estimated 12.5 mph, until police were able to stop the tractor.

Daniel was pepper-sprayed after resisting arrest, the Montreal Gazette reported.

He now faces charges including mischief, hit-and-run, evading arrest and assault on a police officer.