Broward County resident Jessie Merchant was allegedly running in and out of traffic in Weston and generally being a nuisance when cops were called in to calm him down and remove him from the scene.
Broward Sheriff's deputy, Alan Dubinski, showed up and gave Merchant a stern warning to leave the area and not come back.
And by "stern warning," we mean he threatened to feed Merchant to the alligators, but not before splitting open a body part of his and beating the urine out of him.
"Your fucking ass is going home or I'm going to beat the fucking piss out of you," Dubinski reportedly said to Merchant.
"I see your fucking ass again tonight I'm going to fucking split your fucking [unintelligible] with my flashlight. I'm going to feed you to the fucking 'gators."
To Serve. Protect. And Make You Alligator Food.
Dubinski, a 22-year vet, has been investigated 20 times and received eight disciplinary actions, including counseling and a written reprimand, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
This latest incident, which happened last July, led to a BSO internal affairs investigation, and Dubinski was suspended with pay July 26 through November 14.
According to the report, Dubinksi had previous run-ins with Merchant, who has been a serial trespasser throughout the neighborhood.
Duninksi never physically harmed Merchant, but did scare the crap out of him by screaming that he would beat him to a bloody pulp and splitting him open with a flashlight.
And, of course, the threat of being fed to gators.
The BSO professional standards committee determined that Dubinski violated police policy by conducting himself in an unprofessional manner.
Beating the shit out of a dude and then throwing him in a moat into the waiting jaws of a horde of hungry gators is simply improper behavior for an officer of the law, you see.
Asked by investigators if he thought he handled the situation in a professional manner, Dubinksi reportedly replied: "In the eyes of the public, it's probably not, but every situation is different, sometimes you have to be harsh with some people to get your point across."
Like, for example, making them into a pizza bagel for alligators.