Irvine, KY Cop Karl Rifenbark Threatened My Life

Published On April 22, 2013 | By CopBlock | Articles

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On the day of my interaction with Mr. Rifenbark, a woman and a man came into my home. They forced their way in and assaulted me and my wife while my children watched in horror. The man and the woman were clearly on some sort of hard drug, like bath salts. Their eyes were dead and they had a blank look to them. They were also slobbering at the mouth.

One of them managed to knock my little girl into a table, causing her to hit her head. When they finally did stop and exit my home through the front door, I jumped at the chance to slam and lock the door shut at which point the man and the woman pounced on the door, beating, thrashing, and kicking it to the point where it was going to break. I threw all of my weight against it holding it until cops could get there.

I instructed my wife to call the cops while I held the door shut. I then instructed my wife on what she should tell the police. I told her to tell them that there are two people trying to kill us, and that they should hurry. First 15 minutes went by, then 30, and then an hour went by – meanwhile, the man and woman were still trying their best to find a way into my home.

I instructed my wife to call state police instead, in the hopes they would be more responsible and actually come. Another 30 minutes went by, then a state trooper and an Irvine local cop, Karl Rifenbark pulled in at the same time. The man and woman had already run off. Mr. Rifenbark came to my door, and I was glad to see him. I thought, “Thank god for help,” and up until that point I had believed Mr. Rifenbark was a good guy. Little did I know that I would soon learn differently.

Rifenbark proceeded to ask me just a couple of questions about who it was and what they had done, so I told him. He said to wait here a minute and he headed out to the man and woman’s house. 30 minutes or so went by, then he came back; his eyes were now red as fire and glossy, and he said, “They said you broke into their house and assaulted them.” My heart sank a little and I said they were lying.  I explained that I weigh 120 pounds, and that the man who assaulted me weighs at the least 260 pounds. Why on earth would I kick in his door and assault him? Does that make any sense?

He then asked whether I had somewhere I could go. I pointed out that this was my home. He stated that I would need to find  somewhere else to stay for a while. My mind was blown, and I turned to my wife and kids and said to get our things and go.

We piled everything in the trunk and loaded up the kids in the car. We closed the doors and we were ready to go. I heard 3 knocks on my window; it was officer Karl Rifenbark. He asked that I step out for a moment and I complied. I exited the vehicle, closed the door behind me, and what happened next was shocking. He proceeded to say, “Did you call me a pussy?” I replied, “What do you mean? I never said anything of the kind, why would I do that when I called for your help?”

He then stated, “Someone said you called me a pussy. I’ll tell you what I’ll do. I’ll take off my belt and my badge and whoop your ass all over this yard.” Again my heart sank. There stood an officer of the law making threats on my life for a reason unknown while my daughters and wife stood by in the car not knowing that this officer was about to assault me.

Suddenly I had a moment of clarity. I thought, “if I respond wrong, he is going to beat me half to death in front of my children, same as the meth addict tried to do only an hour before he went over there and came back with red eyes… oh my god, this officer took the same drugs and as a result also became violent.” After having this thought, I just came out and said, “I swear on my life and cross my heart, man, I never called you no pussy or nothing of the sort.”

Mr Rifenbark then said, “Well, I don’t give a damn about your heart if I beat your ass and then take your ass to jail, understand?” I shook my head “yes,” at a complete loss. He then instructed me to get back in my vehicle and leave my own home, “or else,” he said. The unknown state trooper was standing there the whole time, laughing and smiling about what was said to me. A threat was made on my life and the trooper did nothing but enjoy it.

At the time, I had no license at all, but that didn’t matter to them; they instructed me to drive anyway and so I did. I drove so fast it scared me, as I was afraid that those two goons would catch back up to me and assault me in front of my wife and children after all. So, in the end we ended up going to Richmond to stay with someone for a while. On the way down there, a Richmond ‘Madison County’ cop pulled me over and said I was speeding 6 miles an hour over the speed limit. He went to his car, came back and said, “Okay, there is a warrant out for your arrest in Irvine, KY, but something does not look right about this warrant.” He continued, “I know this warrant is wrong and invalid, but the law says I have to arrest you anyway.” So, he did. I was released the next morning and told sorry. Sorry? Really? After some investigating and putting two and two together, I figured out that Mr Rifenbark somehow issued some sort of fake warrant for my arrest for which I did spend a night in jail. My little girls cried hard that night when I had to get into that cop car after all of that. After watching that man and woman assault their mommy and daddy, after watching the mean cop mistreat daddy, now here is another cop taking daddy away.

As a result, I don’t sleep anymore, I don’t eat well, and I have little or no trust of authorities or people. I don’t like public places anymore and I don’t like to drive. I feel like if I ever needed help again, I could never call the police out of fear that they too might bring harm to me or my family. So, when one needs help where does one turn?

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  • RadicalDude

    If you ever encounter a cop, operate on the presumption that they are a violent psychopath, always film them. Always assume they have a criminal intent since they are dangerous, violent gang members.

  • slappy

    This is the stupidest story as of yet. This dumb ass is lying his ass off. It’s almost like reading Penthouse form letters. He did something and is not being truthful by any length. Why would he have to leave the house if he did nothing wrong? He is lying. What really happened. You can’t even make up a decent story. Were you drunk when you wrote this?

  • Common Sense

    Bullshit article #78

  • brian schneider

    Common you and slappy are unbelievable douchebags.
    Total fucking assholes, how do you sleep at night? (Together I’m thinking).

  • BJ

    LOL What the Hell?

    I don’t know what’s more moronic. This article or anyone that actually takes it seriously.

  • Buford T. Justice

    Oh, the sweet smell of bullshit is in the air…what’s really sad is that the silly hippies will eat this shit up like ice cream.

  • Shawn

    @BJ
    @Slappy

    I don’t know. How about someone who takes the name BJ? And there is slappy with his hard on for Penthouse.

    I have no way to know if this is true. I’d believe anything about a cop, mind you. Even our worst imaginations can be surpassed by cop arrogance and power lust.

    But you asked
    ” Why would he have to leave the house if he did nothing wrong?”
    Answer, cops are used to giving orders that are completely illegitimate.

  • t.

    Amen Buford. What a stinky steaming pile.

  • RadicalDude

    File for a restraining order

  • Pissed of citizen

    Shawn,

    Did you actually read the damn article? Did you?

  • Pissed of citizen

    And no the law doesn’t state “I have to arrest you anyway”. If there is a warrant issued you always “confirm” the warrant via a teletype I.E. creating a paper trail. You don’t just arrest someone on an unconfirmed warrant. If the warrant is found to be invalid then it is the issuing agencies fault and there is documentation via the teletype. This way it is not the arresting officers fault. O Yeah,
    “thin blue line”. Like a cop in Maine gives a shit about what a cop in L.A. is doing. Fucking retards.

  • Pissed of citizen

    So in other words for all you retards who think you know what goes on. You run a record check. So an so has a warrant from so and so agency. You contact that agency, tell them who you have and ask if the warrant is valid and if they will come and extradite them. They say yes. You arrest them for that warrant. They say no, let them go. Simple as that. No fucking conspiracies.

  • slappy

    The guy was obviously in the wrong and had to leave the house. He tried to make it sound like everyone else is wrong which obviously was the truth. If you had an argument with a neighbor I seriously doubt the police are going to make you leave your home. The guy is lying. He probably didn’t pay rent or something along that nature.

  • t.

    im so gay

  • Backfire

    Slappy, you’re just a little to assuming and make such baseless acusations. I’m not saying this story is 100% fact, but you’re often entirely off the mark with your posts…

  • Troy

    Another waste of time, almost believable! F-Frank T-Tom

  • steve

    DEAR SLAPPY AND COMMON SENSE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE .

  • Individual Sovereignty

    Hmmmm Who Broke into your home…. Minutes later… Comes back appearing to be stoned…. Such a believable story… Its good that Karl hasn’t read this or if he has has the good enough heart to forgive, or else Karl would have major evidence in which to clearly press slander/libel charges on who ever really submitted this letter.

  • someone who knows something

    Just throwing out info: in ky all warrants are electroic so if its in system its good, when served officers remove warrant from system. Also warrants, epo/dvo, civil, etc paperwork usually take atleast 3-5 days. Due to ky small legal system.