Cops busted for flashing badge to cut in PS3 line

in line“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble,” said the Greek playwright Titus Maccius Plautus a zillion years ago. Too bad the two impatient Rhode Island cops didn’t read ancient greek comedies. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in trouble today.

The police officers are under investigation for allegedly using their influence to skip a long line of people waiting to buy the PS3 on its November 17 launch day.

According to witnesses two security guards allowed seven people to skip ahead of everyone else standing in the PS3 line. One of the seven impatient people was identified as a Providence police officer who fessed up but said he did not do anything wrong.

But Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman, his superior, disagreed. “We think he did something very wrong,” Esserman said. ”He’s been identified and he’s going to be disciplined.”

Meanwhile in Warwick a similar incident took place involving a Warwick police officer. Warwick Police Chief Steve McCartney said the station was already conducting an internal investigation. ”If the facts bear out these allegations, we will take disciplinary action against the officer.”

Now why can’t guys do what Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas and the rest of us did: stand in line for hours and go home empty handed? By the way the two security officers assigned to oversee the line of customers who played favorites were dismissed and are now patiently standing at the unemployment line.

in line“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble,” said the Greek playwright Titus Maccius Plautus a zillion years ago. Too bad the two impatient Rhode Island cops didn’t read ancient greek comedies. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in trouble today.

The police officers are under investigation for allegedly using their influence to skip a long line of people waiting to buy the PS3 on its November 17 launch day.

According to witnesses two security guards allowed seven people to skip ahead of everyone else standing in the PS3 line. One of the seven impatient people was identified as a Providence police officer who fessed up but said he did not do anything wrong.

But Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman, his superior, disagreed. “We think he did something very wrong,” Esserman said. ”He’s been identified and he’s going to be disciplined.”

Meanwhile in Warwick a similar incident took place involving a Warwick police officer. Warwick Police Chief Steve McCartney said the station was already conducting an internal investigation. ”If the facts bear out these allegations, we will take disciplinary action against the officer.”

Now why can’t guys do what Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas and the rest of us did: stand in line for hours and go home empty handed? By the way the two security officers assigned to oversee the line of customers who played favorites were dismissed and are now patiently standing at the unemployment line.

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