The incident actually happened in Weston, Florida last July.
“What’s up with you today, Jessie?” Deputy Dubinski asks.
Merchant begins to explain his actions, but Deputy Dubinski yells: “Jessie, I’m gonna tell you right now, your f*cking *ss is going home or I’m going to beat the f*cking p*ss out of you.”
After 30 seconds, the expletives and threats fly again from Deputy Dubinski: “I want to feed you to the alligators… If I see you again tonight, I swear to God, God be my witness you’re a dead man. Get the f*ck out of here.”
Deputy Dubinski was given a written reprimand for repeatedly threatening the life of Merchant and returned to duty.
Deputy Dubinski told investigators that he threatened Merchant “to scare him, to get him to go home.”
When asked if his conduct was professional Deputy Dubinski said: “In the eyes of the public, it’s probably not, but every situation is different, sometimes you have to be harsh with some people to get your point across to them that they understand and this is the way that Jessie understands and the problem was solved.”
Deputy Dubinski told CBS Miami he realizes that “everybody’s gonna say it was improper, but it was effective. I didn’t hurt him. I’m going to put it behind me and move on. That’s how it goes.”