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Cops: Burress cursed deputy during stop

April 7, 2009 at 11:36 AM   |   Comments

DAVIE, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants player Plaxico Burress unleashed a stream of threats and obscenities at a Florida deputy who pulled him over last month, officials say.

Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's spokeswoman Dani Moschella said Burress has until April 21 to respond to a March 18 citation for careless driving, which was allegedly greeted by the former NFL star with curses aimed at Deputy Donald Harris, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday.

Moschella said Harris pulled over Burress' black Toyota Sequoia in Davie, Fla., for allegedly cutting off other drivers on Interstate 595. When the deputy opened a back door to order the driver out, Burress, who was talking on a cell phone, allegedly told the deputy, 'You can't do that. F--- you.'"

Moschella said Burress hurled the same curse at Harris after each command during the 10-minute stop, and also allegedly threatened the deputy by saying he knew Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti personally. Lamberti told the newspaper through a spokesman that he does not know Burress.

Burress was cited by Broward deputies earlier in March in Pompano Beach, Fla., on suspicion of aggressive driving, the Sun-Sentinel said.

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