The First Day of Spring Knucklehead Festival Part Eight
Our eigth winner today is Reginald Richard. He gets the award for the following.
Another idiot within a day of this story. I always advise my wife, if she is driving home at night and a unmarked police car signals for her to pull over, to go to a public place. Gas station, shopping center, fast food place.
BOYNTON BEACH — A U.S. Coast Guard reservist, accused of posing as a Broward County sheriff's deputy and ordering a 20-year-old woman out of her car Monday night, has been arrested.
Jessica Kanov told Boynton Beach police that she stopped her car in a parking lot near Wal-Mart on Old Boynton Road about 11:35 p.m., when a black Acura with red and blue police lights on the dashboard pulled up behind her.
She assumed it was an unmarked police car.
A man wearing a white tank top and a holster walked up to the driver's side door, said he was a Broward County sheriff's deputy and o6rdered her to get out, according to a police report. No weapon was seen.
Instead, Kanov drove away and called police with the Acura's license plate number.
Kanov told police she feared the man - identified by police as Reginald Richard, 20, of suburban Boynton Beach - was going to rob her because he kept asking her to get out of the car.
Sheriff's deputies were leaving Richard's house on Liverpool Court when he drove into the gated community. He took deputies on a five-block chase before he was arrested, authorities said.
Richard has been with the U.S. Coast Guard since 2005 and works as a command center watch stander, said Petty Officer Jennifer Johnson.
The Coast Guard will investigate the incident, she said.
"He was not on orders while the incident occurred," Johnson said.
Boynton Beach police charged Richard with impersonating a law enforcement officer and unlawful use of blue lights.
For being a disgrace to his Coast Guard uniform, Reginald Richard is today's eight Knucklehead of the Day.
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