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PSD impersonator arrested

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by BladesRobinson, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    He actually never stopped. He's Tom Hanna on Google+ and several other sites. He's using the name David Giroux on Facebook and even runs a psd group there. He's been reported many times but the social media sites don't care about someone impersonating an officer.
  2. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
    Isnt this the same guy that has plagerized numerous scuba articles...word for word...and just put his name on them. Usually PSD related. When called on it, the articles just disappear. I wonder if the guy was carrying a firearm when he claimed to be a commander. Sounds like the locals finally just got tired of his crap. I wonder if he was carrying a side arm when he claimed to be RCMP?

  3. Phil_C

    Phil_C ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK, Middle East, Cyprus
    Jackass yes - but also looking at his history a person with serious mental health issues. He has had probation, jail and a ban on using internet and social media, and yet still persists in doing so and repeating his crime.

    I'd be really interested in knowing what he did when he turned up at crime scenes dressed as an RCMP officer (according to the news article linked above). I'd also like to know how he found out about them. In the UK usage a scanner to listen in to police channels is also a crime, though now largely un-necessary because the modern Tetra system in use is digitally encoded and is not vulnerable to scanning.

    Lets hope someone gets him some help, because it is a short step from lurking, pretending and dressing up, to interfering and causing real harm, either to investigations or victims.

    Lets see what they do this time - Phil.
  4. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
    Tom Hanna added me on Facebook yesterday. Sent me some articles. His Facebook is deleted now, was under the name of Tom ERDIdiver.


    Still at it?
  5. macado

    macado PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salem, MA (mentally in Cozumel, MX)
    Wow this guy is still around. He sent me a friend request the other day (account is gone now like you said) and I immediately remembered who he was. Every other year he seems to pop back up.

  6. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    A real life Walter Mitty....sad.

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