Police: Off-Duty Cop Stole from Wedding
POSTED: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 9:38pm
A police officer has been arrested for aggravated robbery after allegedly stealing money from a wedding, where he was working off-duty .
Alberto Madrid, an 18-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department, was working of-duty as a security guard for a wedding reception at Bebe's Hall Saturday night. Police say he stole a gift box containing money. When he was confronted, police say Madrid tried to get away in a car; one person was injured after jumping on the hood of Madrid's car to avoid being hit.
Madrid has been booked into El Paso County Jail on a $5,000 bond. If any of the allegations are what police call "substantiated," he could get fired.