'Officer' in chase nailed by real one

'Officer' in chase nailed by real one

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    'Officer' in chase nailed by real one
    By KEVIN DEUTSCH

    Saturday, March 22, 2008

    BOYNTON BEACH A Palm Beach Gardens fire-rescue lieutenant impersonating a police officer took his act to a whole other level Thursday night, driving 100 miles per hour to pull over a speeding vehicle on Interstate 95 and activating an elaborate siren system in his Toyota pickup before a real cop busted him, police said.

    The faux cop, Terry Scott Petruzzi, 39, gave chase to a speeding Nissan pickup before the Boynton Beach police officer pulled both trucks over near Gateway Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m., police said.

    A look inside Petruzzi's truck revealed sirens, a police radio scanner and a dashboard-mounted video recording system. He carried a fully loaded 9mm handgun with one bullet in the chamber.

    He also carried ammunition, handcuffs and a badge that read "Private Investigator," police said.

    Petruzzi had a private investigator's license and a concealed weapon's permit.

    When the officer asked him why he didn't dial 911 to report the speeding driver, Petruzzi said "I thought I could get him to slow down on my own," an arrest report states.

    The Nissan's driver, Matthew Paul Loguidice, 24, admitted to speeding and was given a ticket by the real officer.

    Petruzzi declined to comment when reached by phone Friday.

    Palm Beach Gardens fire-rescue Deputy Chief C.R. Brown said Petruzzi has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

    His personnel information was not available Friday, which was a city holiday. He was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on a charge of impersonating an officer and was later released.
    Great! A would-be LEO who gives another black eye to the CWL community and fuel for the fire for the antis.
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    ...and a fire-rescue lieutenant as well as CCW. What was he thinking? Oh, that's right...he wasn't thinking.

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    He carried a fully loaded 9mm handgun with one bullet in the chamber.
    Only one? I think he should have at least 2 in the chamber, 3 or 4 would be even better!!
    Maybe it will just give "Private Investigators" a bad name?
    Some people must practice being stupid to reach the level they attain.

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    A look inside Petruzzi's truck revealed sirens, a police radio scanner and a dashboard-mounted video recording system.
    Would the sirens, scanner, and (it's a stretch) video recording system be for his job as a fire-rescue officier?

    Sounds like he was moonlighting as a PI.

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    Remember when we were discussing the stupidity of carrying a badge of some sort, as if it served any legitimate purpose at all? This fool took it a bit burther, thinking the trifecta would do so: fake badge, P.I. status and CHL. It's a black day for concealed carriers everywhere when a schmuck like that gets caught with his brain in the blender. May they put it on <frappe> when they dole out sentencing.

    Sounds like he was moonlighting as a PI.
    If he's not careful, he'll be spending a few moonlight evenings in the arms of pals named Razor and D Block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post

    Great! A would-be LEO who gives another black eye to the CWL community and fuel for the fire for the antis.
    An embarrasment to the Fire Dept and a wanta be Cop but I don't see anything he did to really hurt the Concealed Carry Community.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    ... but I don't see anything he did to really hurt the Concealed Carry Community.
    The mere fact he's actively engaged in criminal activities while having a CHL issued to him doesn't promote the sort of image any of us is looking for. In that sense, he didn't do anyone any favors. I suppose you could even twist the crime he committed to be called "gun crime," since he had a loaded weapon on him at the time of being nabbed in the act. It's exactly this sort of stupidity and illegal activity that we DON'T need advertised as having anything to do with concealed carry.
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    What an idiot!!! This act of lunacy will cost the looey his career.

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    At least he wasn't starting fires.

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    Bye, bye PI license. Bye, bye concealed permit. Bye, bye fire department job. Hello unemployment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    Bye, bye PI license. Bye, bye concealed permit. Bye, bye fire department job. Hello unemployment.
    Yup... with any luck he wont have to worry about rent anytime soon though.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    It's possible the lights and siren were legal for him to have to respond to a fire off duty,but he crossed the line trying to pull over a speeding vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    Bye, bye PI license. Bye, bye concealed permit. Bye, bye fire department job. Hello unemployment.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    It's possible the lights and siren were legal for him to have to respond to a fire off duty,but he crossed the line trying to pull over a speeding vehicle.
    Yeah... I think thats what the story is about.
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