Douchebag of the Month nominee.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Patrolman Patrick Gillman.
The single mother of four is accused of yelling profanities at her overflowing toilet near an open window, then shouting profanities at an off-duty Scranton police officer who asked her to stop. Patrolman Patrick Gilman, who’s also a neighbor of Ms. Herb, called the Police Department to file a complaint.
Patrolman Tallo, however, has maintained that Ms. Herb was creating a public disturbance, according to a police report. He alleges she was yelling and cursing, using the “f-word” so loud in her residence that she could be heard throughout the neighborhood.
Also, he claims that Patrolman Gilman asked Ms. Herb to “watch her mouth, that there were young children in the neighborhood.” This response, Patrolman Tallo said, was met by Ms. Herb saying “f--- you.”
Ms. Herb’s version differs from that of the police.
She said her neighbor told her to “Shut the f--- up,” and her response was “Mind your own business.”
Note that the thought of going over and helping the woman with her problem never crossed Gilman's mind.
And he's clearly got a power complex. "You curse; it's disorderly conduct. I curse, and because I have this shiny little badge, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it."
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