Fla. Man Impersonated Officer To Get Fast Food
October 09, 2012
A Florida man was arrested after he told employees of a fast food restaurant he was a law enforcement officer and shouldn't have to pay.
Joseph E. Pineda, 33, was released Sunday, after paying a $10,500 bond.
Pineda had entered the drive-through window of a St. Petersburg McDonald's at 1:43 p.m. Friday to place his order. When told the cost of the order, Pineda said he was an officer and wanted the food at no charge because he had forgotten his wallet.
Pineda told the manager the same story at the window and flashed a badge and gun, reports TBN Weekly.
An employee called the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office and responding deputies took Pineda into custody at gun point.
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Ajs @ 10/9/2012 4:36 PM
Wow, how does that $10,500 burger taste now?
msodoug @ 10/9/2012 5:36 PM
What a f-ing idiot
Bob@Az. @ 10/9/2012 10:32 PM
Amazing. He can afford a $10,500 bond but not a cheeseburger? Moron. Blues, stay safe.
Firecop @ 10/10/2012 4:32 AM
Where did he get the idea that cops eat free at McDonalds? Stay safe.
coolhandluke @ 10/10/2012 6:17 AM
My man wanted those Monopoly pieces!
Fed Cop @ 10/10/2012 7:39 AM
When I was a Deputy in Florida (years ago), McD's would give uniformed officers 50% off on meals. Several diners did similar. Some were even free. They did this so the officers would stay a bit, and eat. With the uniforms in the dining rrom, and the patrol parked outside, it kept the "bangers" away. It was the same at night with the Stop-N-Robs and free coffee. The clerks loved it when the units would stop by "for a cup".
We ALWAYS offered to pay, but the refused to take the money, or take the full amount.
Denny's stopped this in my area after the General Manager was stopped for DUI by the FHP. THey went to full price, slow or non-existant service, and no one knew what that "special sauce" was on the burger.
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