MIAMI (CBS4) – A Broward Sheriff’s deputy caught on camera unloading a torrent of obscenities and threats — including death at the hands of alligators — at a man being investigated for causing a disturbance was issued a written reprimand and allowed back on the force.
The video from a patrol car of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper captures Deputy Alan Dubinski speaking to Jessie Merchant, a man with whom Dubinski has a law-enforcement related history, as Merchant was being investigated for causing a disturbance.
The scene unfolded in Weston last July. FHP was first on the scene and told Merchant they were going to give him a warning when Dubinski arrived.
“What’s up with you today, Jessie?” Dubinski asks, as he walked up to Merchant.
Merchant begins to explain his actions but after a few seconds, Dubinski unloads.
“Jessie, I’m gonna tell you right now, your f—— a– is going home or I’m going to beat the f—— p— out of you,” Dubinski is recorded saying.
“Yes, sir,” Merchant replied.
“I see your f—— a– again tonight I’m going to f—— split your f—— skull f—— with my flashlight,” Dubinski is heard saying. “Remember what I told you about the alligators? I’m gonna feed your a– to them. I’m not gonna arrest you. I’m gonna feed you to the f—— alligators. I’m taking you out on the Alley and I’m dumping your a–. So you’re gonna die.”
After 30 seconds, the expletives and threats fly again.
“I get another call on you tonight I’m gonna come in your house, I’m gonna kick your f—— door in. You think I’m bulls——-?” Dubinski asked.
“No. I’m just saying you’re gonna kick the door down,” Merchant said.
“I’m gonna kick the f—— door in and I’m gonna come in there and drag your f—— a– out of your house, beating the p— out of you,” Dubinski said.
“I said yes, sir,” Merchant replies.
“And then I’m gonna feed you to the f—— gators,” Dubinski told him.
Just seconds later the tirade continues.
“I want to feed you to the alligators,” Dubinski said.
“You’re kinda scaring me,” Merchant said.
“I hope I am,” Dubinski says. “If I see you again tonight, I swear to God — God be my witness you’re a dead man.”
“Yes, sir,” Merchant said.
“Get the f— out of here,” Dubinski said.