NEW YORK, NY – The copycat crime spree is coming from inside the department.
For the third time since last Thursday, a New York City police officer has been charged with drinking and shooting — and that’s in addition to the three additional DWIs local cops collected within 27 hours last week.
It’s almost like this job drives a person to get wasted (and then, occasionally, fire a weapon at an innocent bystander).
The latest incident, breaking the all-male trend (which included an officer shooting his partner in the wrist after a bunch of beers), comes courtesy of Sgt. Wanda Anthony, who fired at a car while off-duty in New Jersey around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The tabloids have two slightly different version of events, neither better than the other. The New York Post:
The Staten Island cop, who has a tattoo of an AK-47, was wasted at the time and was coming home from a date with a man when his wife stormed out of the house and confronted her, sources said.
During the argument, she pulled out her service weapon and fired, hitting the car, the sources said. No one was injured.
[…] outside a strip club in Somerset County, N.J., NYPD Sgt. Wanda Anthony, assigned to the 122nd Precinct in Staten Island, fired at least one round at a former boyfriend and his new squeeze, law enforcement sources said.
No one was hit. Anthony, who fled in a car, was pulled over and charged with driving while intoxicated following the 3 a.m. incident by the Watchung Police Dept.