Off-Duty Cop Busted for Pulling Gun on Bouncer

"Where's your mouth now?" cop allegedly fumes

By Xana O'Neill
|  Monday, Aug 3, 2009  |  Updated 12:16 PM EDT
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Off-Duty Cop Busted for Pulling Gun on Bouncer

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Trevor Harpaul, 28, whipped out the gun and began waving it in the direction of the bouncer at Mingles Lounge on 101st Ave. in Ozone Park around 1 a.m.

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An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested after he pulled a gun on a bouncer who wouldn't let him into a Queens club because his attire wasn't up to snuff, cops said.

Trevor Harpaul, 28, whipped out the gun and began waving it in the direction of the bouncer at Mingles Lounge on 101st Ave. in Ozone Park around 1 a.m. after he refused the cop entry, according to the New York Daily News.

"Where's your mouth now?" he reportedly taunted the doorman.

The officer was wearing a red cap, sneakers and shorts -- a violation of the club's dress code, the Daily News reported.

"He was very intoxicated with slurred speech," the club manager told the Daily News. "He insisted on coming in."

Harpaul reportedly flashed his NYPD identification when the bouncer eyed him up and told him his wardrobe wasn't sharp enough to get into the night spot. 

"You think you're big? I've got something for you," the cop said, a witness told the paper.

Harpaul, who has worked in the 84 Precinct for four years, went back to his car and came back holding an unlicensed gun -- an illegal weapon whose serial number had been scratched off, which makes it difficult to trace if used in a crime, the News reported.

Cops arrived at the scene and forced Harpual to the ground and cuffed him. Officers found his service weapon and pot in his car.

He was charged with three felonies -- weapons possession, reckless endangerment and menacing -- as well as marijuana possession and other counts, the paper reported.

"I don't know what he does at night, it's none of my business," the cop's father, Americk Harpaul, 51, at his home in East New York.

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