A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested after he allegedly traveled to New York City in full uniform in an effort to steal his girlfriend’s brother’s dog.
Officer Angel Lopez, 30, will be suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss, said Richard Ross, Philadelphia Police Commissioner. While in full uniform, Lopez allegedly traveled to a Brooklyn apartment complex with his girlfriend on Thursday to demand that the girlfriend’s brother hand over a disputed small dog, a Maltese.
Dear Mr. Lopez, as a twenty-five year veteran, allow me to give you some advice. You risk your job over a German Shepherd or a sexy blond Russian immigrant. You do not risk your career for a freakin’ Maltese!
Armed with his pistol, carrying handcuffs, and displaying his badge, Lopez entered the man’s apartment and began to yell “Where is the dog? I want the dog!” according to court documents. Lopez allegedly pushed and choked the man when he didn’t surrender the animal. Meanwhile, his girlfriend grabbed the Maltese and fled, according to a New York City Police Department spokesperson.
Nice. So this beyotch gets the (former) officer to enter the house and assault the brother, then flees with the dog and leaves Lopez standing there with his junk in his hands. She. Seems. Lovely!
On Saturday afternoon, the Brooklyn District Attorney for Kings County charged Lopez with several counts of robbery, along with grand larceny, assault, menacing, and other assorted counts.
So at least two felony charges assessed by a city and state which despises police officers. Good luck, Angel. If I were you, I would heed the words of the lawyer in Office Space. “The trick is kick someone’s ass the first day, or become somebody’s bitch. Then everything will be all right.”