LAKE COUNTY, FL (WESH) A Florida sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after officials say he waved his firearm and stun gun while quoting lines from Denzel Washington’s character in “Training Day,” a movie about a corrupt law enforcement officer.
Lake County Deputy Dean Zipes was fired April 21, according to an internal affairs report.
Zipes rubbed his pistol and Taser together in the direction of a convenience store in front of a police trainee, WESH repored.
The report says Zipes twice pulled his firearm in an office setting, voiced racial slurs, made a motion to draw his gun at a pizza delivery driver and became upset after not receiving free Starbucks coffee.
Zipes told investigators he was trying to be funny.
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