Bowling for Dealers: Florida Police Caught on Tape Playing Wii During Drug Raid

image5329250xWhen police raided the home of drug dealer Michael Difalco, it did not take long for them to find what they were looking for. The officers of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force were caught on video playing Wii Bowling during the nine-hour drug raid.


UnknownDiFalco had a wireless camera connected to his computer. It ended up capturing the spontaneous bowling competition of the local police.

Police say that they found marijuana, meth, weapons, drug paraphernalia and over $30,000 of stolen property.

What civilians cannot comprehend is the tension and grind of busting house after house while trying to retain your pin average.

The irresistible temptation of electronic games has snared many a good cop, here, here and here. Indeed, even civic leaders have been pulled to perdition by the draw of an XBox or Wii, here.

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13 thoughts on “Bowling for Dealers: Florida Police Caught on Tape Playing Wii During Drug Raid

  1. With this video surfacing does that mean the officers won’t collect their over time pay? It’s been approved and processed.

  2. Well at least they broke, or should I say apparently broke into the correct house. Geeze, they do need some entertainment. Thank goodness this time they did not see the need to raid a topless bar.

  3. “Thank goodness this time they did not see the need to raid a topless bar.”

    That’s scheduled for next weekend.

  4. What’s the problem? Civil forfeiture laws already give them pick of whatever they want; why not try the property before “punishing it for the crime.” (That is in fact the legal fiction employed in all civil forfeitures)

  5. lol

    From a lead in on Slashdot.

    “Clearly they just misunderstood when they were told to search the house for Weed.”

  6. Buddha,

    That story is unbelievable. I can’t believe this isn’t unconstitutional. I thought this line was particularly telling:

    “Only three of the 763 “sneak-and-peek” requests in fiscal year 2008 involved terrorism cases, according to a July 2009 report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Sixty-five percent were drug cases.”

  7. George,

    Yeah, that Patriot Act is a real piece of work. I also feel it IS unconstitutional. That it’s still in place and Obama is actually arguing to keep it makes me want to puke. Many have forgotten their 4th Amendment rights are being trampled on too and not just by Bush Co. either.

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