Officer David Zipes told investigators that he was just attempting to “be funny and fit in” by recreating the scene, in which Washington’s character, a narcotics detective, confronts a suspect while rubbing two guns together and spewing profanities at him.
This isn’t the first time that Zipes had reportedly taken a joke too far at the police department.
A report about Zipes alleged that in February he had pretended to grab for his gun while talking to a pizza delivery driver and joked that he was Markeith Loyd, the Florida man who allegedly killed a police officer earlier this year.
At the time, Zipes told investigators that “he was trying to lighten the mood” and that “he wanted to be the “center of attention.”
Zipes has not been charged with any crime.
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