A Florida man allegedly posed as an Orlando police officer to get a free meal at IHOP early Friday morning and then flashed his buttocks at a server when the ruse didn’t work.
Matt Skytta, 55, entered the IHOP around 1 a.m. Friday and told a server who asked if he had money, “No, but I am a cop, and I get food for free,” according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Skytta then flashed an Orlando Police Department insignia patch from his wallet. He was reportedly asked about having cash before ordering because the IHOP manager recognized him as not having money to pay for his meals.
When the server told him that police officers pay for their food and asked him to leave, Skytta responded, “I’m not going anywhere until you feed me.”
He then threatened to beat up the IHOP server and shouted, “Hey buddy!” before dropping his pants and exposing his buttocks to the IHOP employee, according to the Sentinel.
Skytta then allegedly caused a scene when police responded to arrest him, saying, “I’m a Green Beret! If I die, Obama dies!”
The Sentinel said Skytta then bragged about knowing the Orlando police chief and said his “retired brothers will help me out.”
The 55-year-old Florida man is facing charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer, trespassing and disorderly conduct, according to the Sentinel.
Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending...