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Who Needs a Warrant? Florida Cop Dresses As Power Company Repairman to Gain Access to Home

• Reason magazine
A deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is under heavy scrutiny this week after admitting that he impersonated a Progress Energy employee in order to search a Florida man's property for marijuana.

Detective Paul Giovannoni borrowed a uniform from a Progress Energy employee with the intent of knocking on the homeowner's front door and sniffing his vestibule for traces of marijuana. Instead, reports the Tampa Bay Times, the resident asked Gioavannoni to come around to the side of his property and take a look at his power meter.


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Comment by Rod Souza
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Just more validation on what criminal liers these bastards with guns and badges are. The hits just keep on comin.

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