Most amazing of all, the suspect is a 52 year old woman.
Julie D. Nelson, a decorated patrol captain and a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, was arrested at the Hollywood station following a sting operation in which she allegedly sold counterfeit film titles such as “The Cat in the Hat” to undercover officers.
Authorities said they recovered hundreds of suspected bootleg DVDs from her home in Orange County and from a friend’s home in Torrance. Officials said they also recovered recording equipment at the home in Torrance.
“The message here is, it does not matter what rank you are. If you break the law, we will come after you,” said Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell at a news conference after the arrest.
No word yet on when she’ll be scheduled for her public flogging by Jack Valenti of the MPAA.