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(Tampa Bay Online)   Turns out it's against the law to dress up to impress your girlfriend -- when you're wearing a cop uniform for five months   (www2.tbo.com) divider line 23
    More: Florida, Pasco, Spring Hill, Hernando County Sheriff's Office, child custody, Pasco County, girlfriend  
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2013-02-27 10:30:10 AM  
Turns out the link is quickly farked.
 
2013-02-27 10:31:14 AM  
Snert
 
2013-02-27 10:32:52 AM  
Mitt Romney?
 
2013-02-27 10:33:49 AM  
FTFA: Sharp told his girlfriend - as well as her friends and family - stories about things that happened during his "shift." Sharp also offered legal advice based on his apparent credentials, such as traffic citations, child custody and how to avoid a DUI arrest, according to the release.

Sharp was arrested earlier in February on charges of stalking, and posted $2,500 bond. His bond also stipulated Sharp be monitored by GPS and have no contact with the victim.


I wonder what his FARK handle is?
 
2013-02-27 10:38:51 AM  
Does this mean he didn't change his clothes for 4 months?
 
2013-02-27 10:39:20 AM  
So what... the courts have said that you can dress up and and lie and pretend to be someone you're not.  What's the big deal?

"At the core of the First Amendment is a promise that Americans can say whatever they want, without a government audit of truth or falsity," said Ken Paulson, president and CEO of the First Amendment Center."
 
2013-02-27 10:39:24 AM  
yay! Pasco/Hernando county makes the main page again!

/my neck of the woods
//kind of proud
 
2013-02-27 10:39:28 AM  
Or 5...
 
2013-02-27 10:51:57 AM  
I used to ride the bus with a kid who claimed to be a Sheriff's Deputy.  Also claimed a CHP officer let him ride his motorcycle one time.  We were 6 or 7 at the time.  I was wondering what happened to that kid.  (No, it's not really the same person.)
 
2013-02-27 10:54:08 AM  
There's a major lack of info in this story. Did he have a badge? Did it say Roy Rogers Junior Deputy or did he acquire a real badge? Was he wearing a duty belt with gun, cuffs, radio, taser, etc...? Or would he walk in just wearing a SO shirt with no nametag or badge?
 
2013-02-27 11:05:39 AM  
  I can't see how what this guy was doing would be illegal while idiots are constantly going around claiming to be Navy Seals or Special Forces.
 
2013-02-27 11:38:22 AM  
Holy shiat I know that guy! Seriously!

calling his brother now.
 
2013-02-27 12:03:21 PM  

CaptSS: There's a major lack of info in this story. Did he have a badge? Did it say Roy Rogers Junior Deputy or did he acquire a real badge? Was he wearing a duty belt with gun, cuffs, radio, taser, etc...? Or would he walk in just wearing a SO shirt with no nametag or badge?


His brother used to be a Pasco County deputy years ago.  Could have easily taken one of his badges.  And I know his brother bought his own gun belt, shoulder holster, etc.

Left a message for his brother.  I've known this family for years.  Chris has always been a major f*ck-up:  Stole his younger brother's identity while brother was deployed & ran up thousands in credit card debt, got discharged from the Army 2 years ago but nobody's really sure why because Chris has always been a consummate liar.
 
2013-02-27 12:10:34 PM  

netizencain: "At the core of the First Amendment is a promise that Americans can say whatever they want, without a government audit of truth or falsity," said Ken Paulson, president and CEO of the First Amendment Center."


happy campers:
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2013-02-27 01:40:57 PM  
I have to questions the validity of this article as the article says the man worked at Pizza Hut but the photo on top of the article shows someone making what appears to be a real pizza.
 
2013-02-27 02:05:34 PM  
Other than stealing the shirt, what can they actually charge this guy with? Sounds to me like he was just bragging to his friends, wouldn't he have to impersonate a police officer in some official capacity before it would be a crime?
 
2013-02-27 02:12:36 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Other than stealing the shirt, what can they actually charge this guy with? Sounds to me like he was just bragging to his friends, wouldn't he have to impersonate a police officer in some official capacity before it would be a crime?


There was that one guy who got arrested for appearing in a military uniform at his high school reunion. He was outed because he was wearing a combination of medals that was beyond what any soldier had ever achieved if I recall correctly.

This guy should have just applied for one of the TSA positions advertised on the Pizza Hut boxes. They have pretty official looking uniforms and he would have been able to fulfill his desire to treat people like dirt.
 
2013-02-27 02:37:02 PM  
FTA: "According to a media release, Christopher Sharp..."

Not really...
 
2013-02-27 02:37:05 PM  

Pangea: ReapTheChaos: Other than stealing the shirt, what can they actually charge this guy with? Sounds to me like he was just bragging to his friends, wouldn't he have to impersonate a police officer in some official capacity before it would be a crime?

There was that one guy who got arrested for appearing in a military uniform at his high school reunion. He was outed because he was wearing a combination of medals that was beyond what any soldier had ever achieved if I recall correctly.

This guy should have just applied for one of the TSA positions advertised on the Pizza Hut boxes. They have pretty official looking uniforms and he would have been able to fulfill his desire to treat people like dirt.


That's because there was a federal law, The Stolen Valor Act, that made wearing military medals you weren't awarded illegal. If I'm not mistaken, that law was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court last year, citing it as free speech.
 
2013-02-27 05:12:58 PM  
obviously pizza boy ain't right, but TFA also speaks volumes about wimmen who are in love with uniforms. many guys will do anything for pussy.
 
2013-02-27 07:51:10 PM  

netizencain: So what... the courts have said that you can dress up and and lie and pretend to be someone you're not.  What's the big deal?

"At the core of the First Amendment is a promise that Americans can say whatever they want, without a government audit of truth or falsity," said Ken Paulson, president and CEO of the First Amendment Center."


This.

I get impersonating a cop is illegal, but that usually entails actually doing something that appears to be official cop like stuff.  This guy was just role playing a little too seriously.  He should've been upfront with his girl and role played cop & hooker at home.  If they want to pursue this line of logic, then they should put strippers on notice to lose their cop costumes.
 
2013-02-27 11:06:11 PM  

CPT Ethanolic: I can't see how what this guy was doing would be illegal while idiots are constantly going around claiming to be Navy Seals or Special Forces.


It makes perfect sense.  Someone walking around as a member of Special Forces is just a member of the military.  He's not considered to have civilian authority of any type, he has no enforcement power, nor is he expected to be armed and intervene if he witnesses or is informed of a felony in progress.  Cops do that, even off duty.  Even off duty, a police officer has certain responsibilities and expectations.  There's no expectation or prescriptive duty like that for a solider.
 
2013-02-28 04:39:28 PM  
This update just in from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office:
Randi reported that her now ex-boyfriend, Christopher Sharp, has been following her on several occasions over the past two weeks and she also believes that he may have gone into her home this past weekend to take back a bottle of perfume he had purchased for her. Randi also reported some of her personal clothing items were missing.

His brother is going absolutely apeshiat.  And his sister's boyfriend, whom he stole the uniform from, is now under some sort of investigation for not reporting a missing uniform or how Christopher managed to pose as a deputy for 6 months without him knowing it.
 
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