By Jeff Deminski

How stupid can you be? 58-year old Paul Salaycik was charged with impersonating a police officer and ticketed for careless driving.

According to,

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, the off-duty police sergeant was driving his personal car on Avenue C when a vehicle made a right turn from 43rd Street onto Avenue C about 50 feet in front of him, police said.

The sergeant used his horn and pulled into the left lane to avoid the accident, police said. At the next red light, at 39th Street, police said Salaycik rolled down the window of his car and told the sergeant, “I’m an off-duty cop. I’ll f-- you up.”

I'm sure the sergeant never yelled, "I'm a real off duty copy, and I just did!", but he should have.