The owner of a deli at the Inner Harbor’s Light Street Pavilion wishes there were “many more Officer Rivieris to deal with our problems.” A recreational boater from Fallston credits the officer with saving her daughter’s dog.
And a resident of a waterfront condo praises the officer for shooing away youngsters who damaged the monument at the Columbus Piazza and called the officer’s firing Wednesday “a triumph for the skateboarders.”
They’re talking about Salvatore Rivieri, the 19-year police veteran who lost his job after getting caught on video berating and pushing a 14-year-old boy he was trying to stop from skateboarding at the harbor three years ago.
If you would like to make someone’s day, email them this video. This is just one where the good guys win.While there is no way of knowing the exact circumstances as to what went on here, it appears that a couple of kids were skateboarding when all of a sudden a gang member-looking fellow pulls what appears to be a gun on one of the skateboarders.The skateboarder immediately backs down, but the suspect keeps pushing him.
Plan B Pro skateboarderJereme Rogers swears he’s officially done experimenting with magic mushrooms — after cops found him naked and preachin’ gibberish to his neighborhood from the roof of his Redondo Beach home Monday.
According to reports, the police had to forcibly remove the 24-year-old from his perch and drag him to the hospital for a cat scan. Rogers says he was never charged with a crime for the incident.
Jereme did learn one valuable lesson from his tripped out experience: “Mushrooms don’t give you powers” — so don’t try to use The Force on the cops.