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Pittsburgh Officer Who Posed with Porn Star Faces Discipline

July 22, 2013  | 

Photo by Steviee Hughes.
Photo by Steviee Hughes.
A Pittsburgh police sergeant now faces discipline for posing with an adult film star while wearing a unicorn mask during Friday's Pirates game.

The Pittsburgh Police Bureau launched an investigation into the unidentified sergeant, after the photo appeared on Twitter. The incident began when porn star Andy San Dimas began dancing with the oversized unicorn mask in an aisle near her seats, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

An usher asked her to return to her seat and ejected her from the game when she continued dancing. In the stadium security office, San Dimas convinced a sergeant to wear the mask. Steviee Hughes then tweeted out the photo.


Comments (16)

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Brad @ 7/22/2013 5:25 PM

I might could understand a rookie doing this, but a Sgt? Come on man!

bpd3733 @ 7/22/2013 9:39 PM

Who cares? If you're going to discipline someone, pick something worth while. This is nothing. Why did it even get written about?

Sean @ 7/22/2013 9:46 PM

Poor judgement-perhaps. Discipline worthy-absolutely not!

Jake @ 7/23/2013 12:13 AM

So I guess all police officers need to be cold and have no sense of humor whatsoever while in uniform? That will win over the public.

Nichole @ 7/23/2013 4:13 AM

Why? Why is this news-worthy? Why is this discipline worthy? Seriously? So he put a unicorn mask on and hung out with a smoking hot porn star. Big freaking deal.

Ron @ 7/23/2013 5:19 AM

As a dutch former police sgt I say give the guy some slack, do you Americans know the word humor...try it you might like it

Lt Dan @ 7/23/2013 5:23 AM

Who got hurt here? No one! Silly? Yes! Can the admin use that catch all clause in all of our SOP books that it brings detriment to the reputation of the department? Maybe. Does this remind me of something I did 25 years ago? Absolutely! Come on Chief, drop the stone.

pd @ 7/23/2013 7:16 AM

I highly recommend that the brass thoroughly investigate this incident. First they will have to interview Andy San Dimas.... for hours.... and hours.... and hours.

pup @ 7/23/2013 9:34 AM

35 years ago this would be funny, with many laughing and releasing their stress. Now days, LE can't have any fun. No matter what we do, brass looks at every thing we do as improper. Even when we smile. And you wonder why the public says we're cold hearted without sense of humor.

dbutts @ 7/23/2013 10:09 AM

i have horses and judging by the size of their heads the mask doesn't appear to be oversize.

Lenny @ 7/23/2013 4:24 PM

Jake @

"So I guess all police officers need to be cold and have no sense of humor whatsoever while in uniform"?

You obviously haven't been through a checkpoint/roadblock/DUI/Seat-belt/Immigration/Safety/check recently.

As someone who works different shifts I have come to accept law enforcement as cold, without a sense of humor, rude and disrespectful of everyone of us POS'. I guess I just missed your point.

Sergeant @ 7/24/2013 6:22 AM

LOL, I am all for being a professional but what's a little horsing around every now and then? It wasn't in the street was it? The Sergeant did nothing "wrong" IMO. I have worked with the most strict supervisors and the most lax but ALL of them joked around every now and then. The admin needs to get over this "non-event".

Chief P @ 7/24/2013 9:22 AM

As a Chief of Police I wouldn't have even looked into this. This is another case of allowing way to much politics to work into law enforcement.

[email protected] @ 7/24/2013 10:58 AM

Well it's good to know that Pittsburgh PD is so clean & rightous that this is a newsworthy. Disciplined? Your kidding, right? We're all concerned with the publics take on cops, and the minute anyone shows a bit of being human the high & mighty come crashing down on them. Lighten up, lifes too bloody short and the job to edgy. Blues, Stay Safe & laugh!!

Kevin @ 7/25/2013 1:14 AM

I think it would BEHOOVE this sergeant to show a little more dignity. But I see no evidence of FOAL play.

Adam @ 6/17/2016 2:19 AM

So let me get this straight - internal affairs are not channelling all their resources into corruption probes - but into trying to establish the identity of a man wearing a unicorn mask? Ok... This is in public interest because?

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