MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Impersonating a police officer is never a good idea, even if it’s only on social media.
Ernesto Orsetti is under arrest after setting up a fake Twitter account using Miami Beach Police Officer’s Ernesto Rodriguez’s name and photograph.
The Twitter account has since been taken down.
“Who knows what he could have done had we not alerted Twitter when we did that it was a false account,” asked Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates.
Orsett is in jail for impersonating a police officer.
He tweeted some bizarre stuff while posing as Officer Rodriguez.
Rodriguiz is the face of the beach police department.
“His creditability is about our brand which is Miami Beach PD,” said Oates. “Someone imitating him is outrageous so I am glad we finally held him accountable.”
According to Orsetti’s Twitter page he is a former male model that lives on Miami Beach.
The couple that owns and manages the apartment complex where Orsetti lives say he is “difficult.”
“He doesn’t associate with us but all the others are like family,” said Ivor Rose.
“He was always friendly to me but he tried to borrow money from tenants,” Rita Starr added. “You could see after a while he was strange, very strange.”
Back on Twitter the real Ernesto Rodrigiuiz posted the news that the imposter had been busted.