Pizza Hut Employee Arrested for Dressing Like a Cop for Five Months to Impress His Girlfriend
Sharp stole a deputy shirt from his sister's boyfriend, an actual Pasco deputy, and since August 2012 pulled off the ruse. Before returning from his Pizza Hut job every day, he'd stop and change into the deputy's uniform.
According to Tampa Bay Online, he'd then return home and tell his girlfriend stories about what had happened on his shift. He even attended a New Year's Eve party in full uniform and went around telling stories to people about DUI arrests he had supposedly made earlier in the evening.
Actual cops eventually got wind of the ruse and began to investigate. When they confronted Sharp, he admitted he was just trying to impress his girlfriend.
It doesn't appear he was trying to pull off any real cop-like behavior while in the uniform. However, he was arrested on charges of impersonating an officer.
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