Cop accused of stealing from dead motorcyclist

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A State Trooper in Connecticut has been accused of stealing $3,000 in cash and jewelry from a man who died in a motorcycle accident. Aaron Huntsman, an 18-year veteran of the force, was arrested by fellow officers after a search turned up large amounts of cash and that jewelry in his patrol car following a complaint from the victim’s family members. It seems the materials were never logged into evidence during the accident investigation.

The accident occurred in September when John Scalasee, 49, collided with a truck on a local parkway and died before the cops showed up. Huntsman was one of the responders tasked with investigating the accident. It’s noted in reports that Huntsman isn’t some rogue outsider, he earns $111,000 a year for his work as a trooper and is vice president of his local police union. He now faces two charges of third-degree larceny, tampering with evidence and interfering with an investigation. His arraignment is scheduled for December 10.

  • Troy Rank

    Makes me sick on so many levels…

  • Case

    Probably just an isolated incident. Wouldn’t happen in larger departments with even less accountability, such as the LA or NYPD.

    What? Stop laughing! Why is that funny?

  • John

    Bad boys, bad boys……

  • Jesse

    Ridiculous, and I hope this jerk gets the full treatment.

    I tell myself that not all police officers are like this. I know they are not, but I fear the “good-guys” number is dwindling.

  • Speedo007

    Crazy…111000$ a year and you need to steal money and jewels off a dead guy…hope he gets a long retirement plan…behind bars.

    • Speedo007

      And it makes you wonder all he did in those 18 years…

  • Dennis Bratland

    Not really sure what this has to do with motorcycles.

    • nick2ny

      It has more to do with motorcyclists than motorcycles. Who do you think will be the first on the scene after you meet your maker in a crash? Do you want your son to inherit your fancy watch? Do you want your wife to get the hard earned money that is in your pocket, and now belongs to her?

  • ibking

    Bad cop…no donut for you

  • Sasha Pave

    Stealing from a dead bikers family is about as low as it gets.

  • David Magallon

    Add infliction of emotional distress to the charges. What a douche bag.

  • zul

    where is the CSI?