10 March 2006

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (55)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Associated Press (from Tuesday, March 7; link good at time of posting):

Federal authorities say John Cohen picked the wrong courtroom to flash a phony badge.

According to investigators, Cohen showed the fake Drug Enforcement Administration badge to a retired DEA agent, who was working as a courthouse security officer.

Federal agents raided Cohen's Manteca, California, home and say they found guns, an Oakland Police Department uniform, handcuffs and several small baggies of suspected pot.

He's been booked into the Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of several federal offenses, including impersonating a federal agent.

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1 comment:

Brian Barringer said...

I found it very interesting that he was a Mortgage Banker in Pleasanton when he was not pretending to be a cop. I tried but could not find out what company he worked for.
I think the set of circumstances around him getting arrested were hilarious talk about bad luck or bad karma. Maybe I should go talk to him about selling his home to afford his court costs.