Corrections Officer Joyce Fields, 48, was arrested on May 5 at about 2 pm after causing a ruckus and then impersonating an officer at a deli on Myrtle Avenue and Clermont Avenue and is now facing charges of criminal impersonation of a police officer and criminal mischief, according to police.
Fields grew impatient with the cashier’s slow return of change following a purchase and proceeded to throw her merchandise on the floor and do damage to the register, say cops.
At one point she threatened the clerk, saying “I’m the f—ing police.”
When the victim threatened to call the police, the off-duty corrections officer produced a shield and claimed she was the police, according to authorities. However, the cops, along with Fields’ bluff, were called and she was arrested as a result, claims the actual NYPD.
Fields was charged with criminal mischief and criminal impersonation of a police officer. She was arrested Thursday afternoon. Investigators said she did $250 worth of damage to the cash register.
I find it ironic that a woman who is paid by the state to forcibly incarcerate people, has been arrested by the police, for pretending to be the police, and will likely spend time with the same people she was forcibly incarcerating. At the very least, I hope she is fired from her $70,000-a-year job.