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Tattoo Gets Cop Busted.

September 15th, 2009 by

Ok, most of us are not foolish enough to believe the “Gonna catch the bad guys” image that the glass toilet would lead us to believe about cops. Cops are only human, after all, and are as subject to being “bad guys” as the rest of us are.

Here is a prime example, first reported in the Connecticut Post, about one such bad guy, and yes he was a cop.

Quite often tattoos help law enforcement to catch suspects. This time the tables were turned, and the tattoo in question was what got the cop busted. Or, perhaps I should say the lack of. Read on and see.
The Brothers Rohrig
Officer Jared Rohrig, 25, of Flax Mill Lane, Ct, has been placed on paid administrative leave from his job since July 23, pending the outcome of an internal investigation; according to Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne. Rohrig was charged with posing as his twin brother to trick a 25-year-old woman into having sex with him at his parents’ Milford home. By all definitions of the law, that is called rape.

The unnamed woman told police on July 22 that she had been sexually assaulted July 19 at the Rohrig home, where she went to meet Joe Rohrig, Jared’s identical twin. The woman had been having a sexual relationship with Joe Rohrig since March. When she arrived, she got into the hot tub with the Rohrig brother she believed was Joe, began kissing him and agreed to go to an upstairs bedroom with him. But as they were having sex, the warrant states, she noticed something missing: the cowboy tattoo on Joe’s left buttocks was not there. The female victim realized at this point that this was not the person that she had previously had sexual relations with.

At this moment it is not known what will become of the investigation, but should these allegations be true, I know what should be done. The same penalty that is given to any other rapist.

Just remember that Officer Rohrig has not been convicted of anything, and is assumed innocent until proven guilty. These are, after all just allegations, and we’ll try to keep an eye on the situation to let you all know how it turns out.

In hindsight, though. I knew having a tattoo can be used to bust you, but I’d bet this is the first time not having a tattoo has busted someone!

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