Cop Fired For Hauling Mattresses On Car
(NewsCore) - A Florida police officer who was just days from retirement was fired after being caught hauling two mattresses on her patrol car.
A member of the public filmed Sandra Lyles, a 32-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, loading two mattresses onto her police vehicle and driving off, WPLG-TV reported.
Lyles was not on duty at the time and officers are permitted to use their patrol cars for personal use -- within reason.
"It embarrasses not only the officer, but it embarrasses our department," Miami-Dade Police Commander Nancy Perez said.
"It is obvious we are not allowed to transport mattresses on the top of our marked police units. There are other items we cannot transport ... animals to veterinarians, children to school."
Lyles had not been a model officer during her career, with records showing she had been disciplined 19 times.
She had been suspended twice for being in "preventable" crashes with her patrol car, and was also once disciplined for parking in a handicapped space.
Re: Cop Fired For Hauling Mattresses On Car
Two new entries for the Stupid Crook Awards?
#1: In New York, Laptop Repair Leads to Counterfeiting Arrest
"A Rosedale man who had templates to make counterfeit identification and credit cards on a laptop he took in for repairs was arraigned Friday, Nassau police said.
An employee at the computer repair store spotted the templates and alerted authorities, police said.
Routine virus scans and tests of Donovan Davey's Sony VAIO showed images of U.S. currency, blank drivers license for numerous states and templates for social security cards, credit cards and passports, police said. The laptop also had more than 250 stolen credit card numbers, police said.
Davey, 26, of 255-02 148th Dr., was arrested Thursday when he returned to the Garden City Sony Store to pick up his laptop, police said.
He was arraigned on two counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, possession of a forged device and second-degree unlawful possession of personal identification."
Cops: Laptop repair turns up counterfeiter
#2: In Delaware, Insufficient Postage Leads to Drug Arrest
A woman and the son expecting a package from Mom were arrested on drug charges after the package she mailed was "returned to sender" due to insufficient postage and the uninvolved and clueless person (whose name had been listed on the package as the sender) opened the package and then contacted the police.
I saw this on the morning news but there's also a piece on this at TNJ online for those who still read stuff there.
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