Cop accused of stealing iPhone from wrecked car

Jul 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Bad Apples, Bob's Blotter

A 27-year old 5-year veteran cop from Baton Rouge is now out of a job after having been accused of stealing an iPhone from a wrecked car.

Jake Chustz resigned after the accusation was made.  The driver of a wrecked car asserts that the phone was in the car when it was wrecked, and was not in the car when he got out of jail.  The phone’s tracking feature now showed up as Jake Chustz’s iPhone.  The legal owner recognized the name as one of the officers who responded to the wreck.

Chustz was arrested for felony theft and malfeasance in office.  He is currently out on bail.

I don’t know which is more disappointing, the fact that a working cop would do this sort of thing or that a working cop was so stupid as to commit so stupid a crime.

Clicking here will link to an AP story on this subject.

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One Comment to “Cop accused of stealing iPhone from wrecked car”

  1. JC says:

    Both scenarios are disappointing. And it gives energy to those inmates that make claims against us, since they actually CAUGHT someone doing that. And some moron somewhere higher in the ranks will also be more inclined to believe them. Thanks, Louisiana dude….for nothing