A little run of the mill road rage carried over into a parking lot.
You’re at the mall, looking for a place to park. You eye a slot, you’re all set to pull in, somebody else slides their car in ahead of you. What choice do you have?
Police say Peralo confronted a 43-year-old man over a parking spot about 5 p.m. March 27.
He was carrying a .32-caliber Beretta in a holster.
You don’t want to pull the gun. You know better than that. You just want to show the bum took your slot he’s messed with the wrong guy.
At no time did Peralo pull the gun out. Police say Peralo has a permit for the weapon.
But maybe the jerk isn’t impressed by a holstered gun. So you goose it a little. You want him to worry he’s maybe in a world of trouble.
"He had it secured in his holster," said Sgt. Harry Baumann of the Clarkstown police. "He said, 'I am a police officer and I will shoot you.'"
Thing you should’ve considered is that maybe somebody’s going to call the cops on you. And if they do and the cops come, there’d better not be anything in your car worth their attention.
Police searched Peralo's SUV and found narcotic and muscle relaxant pills in a zip-close bag. Peralo also had two photocopies of forged drivers' licenses with changed names and addresses, Baumann said…
…Police said they found 43 hydrocodone pills and 94 pills of the muscle relaxant carisoprodol.
Luckily, you got an explanation for how you happen to have all those pills in your possession.
Baumann said Peralo told officers he runs a free pain clinic on Wednesdays. Peralo practices in Ferndale and Middletown with the Catskill Orange Orthopedics group. On a website, Peralo also lists himself as the police surgeon for the Monticello PBA and was carrying a New York state police surgeon badge when he was arrested.
You run a pain clinic? You have a practice? You’re a doctor?
You’re a doctor with a whole bunch of pain pills and fake IDs in your car and you threaten to shoot somebody while pretending to be a police officer? And you see this working out for you how?
Charles Peralo, 46, an orthopedic surgeon, was charged with two felonies and several misdemeanors, say Town of Clarkstown police.
Read the whole of Victor Whitman’s story of the doctor’s arrest at the Times Herald-Record, Sullivan doctor faces felonies after parking flap.
I like the last line.
A receptionist on Monday said Peralo was not in the office but she would get a message to him to call.
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