A Canadian citizen living in Florida was charged with disorderly intoxication and other charges Sunday after he allegedly claimed to be a Mountie and threatened to arrest people at the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix.
David Erwin Tersigni, 48, of Englewood, Fla., allegedly acted as if he were a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and wouldn’t let anyone into the grand prix’s entrance without a wristband, Fort Myers CBS affiliate WINK reported on Monday.
Tersigni, who was wearing a green volunteer shirt for the grand prix, was asked to leave the beach, but instead he yelled and cursed at a Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy, who noticed Tersigni had alcohol on his breath, according to WINK.
While arresting Tersigni, the deputy found 1.2 grams of marijuana and rolling papers on his person. Tersigni was taken to the Charlotte County Jail “without incident,” the station reported.
Records from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office showed that Tersigni is a Canadian citizen. The records listed three different criminal charges against Tersigni: marijuana possession, disorderly intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges also came with a $6,000 bond.