Man Complains To Police About Being Shorted By His Cocaine Dealer

Believing that he had been ripped off in a commercial transaction, Antonio Recinos decided to contact Connecticut cops to register a complaint.

Perhaps the Better Business Bureau would have been a better choice considering that Recinos, 35, thought he had been cheated by a cocaine dealer who had sold him $40 of the drug Sunday evening.

According to the East Hartford Police Department, Recinos initially dialed 911 to lodge his complaint, but when he spotted a patrolman he approached the cop to deliver his beef face-to-face.

This was a mistake on the part of Recinos, who is pictured in the above mug shot.

Recinos, who displayed a small bag of cocaine, told the officer that he had been shorted by his dealer. While it is unclear what Recinos, who apparently had been drinking, expected the cop to do on his behalf, he likely did not expect to end up in handcuffs over his consumer complaint.

Recinos, an El Salvador native, was arrested early Sunday on a narcotics possession charge. He was later freed on $5000 bail and has a March 30 court appearance, according to police.

Comments (16)

I suppose we have all heard of stupid criminals but some dummies just flabergast a normal mind. Guess things are done differently (reasoning) in other parts of the world.
Illegally enter into the United States, lie to get a green card, complain to police about a drug deal gone bad, ends up in jail, freed on bail all, at the US Taxpayer's expense........Is this is what illegal alien amnesty advocates want for this country??? If Lady Liberty still holds a lamps, some alien is most likely trying to light his crack pipe by it...
Seriously? Where in this article does it say he entered illegally? I guarantee that would've been mentioned if he were. He's an idiot, but no more so than any other crackhead. Judging all immigrants by this guy's standards is like judging all Christians by the Westboro Baptists. Educate yourself, FFS.
Maybe he was just used to how they do things in his home country.
Or he just took the saying that America is the land of the free, too literally.
Life imitating art once again. Time to pull out my copy of Idiocracy and remind myself where our country is going. sigh......