The off-duty cop, Patrick Venetek, 24, who has been on the force for less than two years, was in his second-floor Mayfair Drive S. apartment cleaning his service weapon when the accident occurred, a source said.
The cop had only natural light because he apparently was so broke his electricity had been turned off earlier this week, police sources and a Con Edison worker said.
Did you get that? He wasn't getting paid enough! He only had natural light! Actually it looks like he had plenty of Coors Light from the picture. Maybe he should refrain from buying booze until he can pay his electric bill. I think if you can't obey 4 simple rules when handling a firearm, maybe you shouldn't have alcohol anyways.
Why is it that cops are held so blameless? If it had been me I would have been run up the flagpole for that.