Hitting up a strip joint while on duty to catch “Bridget the Midget” do her act was a “stupid decision” that has cost a Stoughton crimefighter his job and reputation, the repentant cop told the Herald yesterday.
That quick peek inside Alex’s gentleman’s club, along with other infractions, forced Officer Richard P. Bennett, 28, to hand in his badge.
Bennett was quoted saying, “A part of me wants to say, ‘Where was the news when I pulled someone out of a burning car last year?” You fuck one goat…
It turns out that protesting freelance journalists in “stripper” costumes aren’t the only ones who get arrested for impersonating police officers. Telegraph.co.uk reported that Stuart Kennedy, a 25-year-old college student, has been arrested 22 times for “impersonating a police officer,” but he hasn’t been convicted once.
Still, it seems like, after the 21st time getting arrested, he would have said, “Hey, maybe I’ll NOT wear the police officer costume today.” He could have gone out as a construction worker or a sailor, or any of the other Village People.
Freelance Journalist Leah Borromeo was arrested for “impersonating police officers” in London while wearing the above costume during an April Fools Day protest, the London Evening Standard reported. Borromeo said, “If I’m guilty of anything it’s of impersonating a stripper, not a police officer.”
To my knowledge, there is no law against “impersonating a stripper.”