“While I’m sitting in this Dodge Caravan, a four-seven precinct van drives by and they give me – we call it the hairy eyebrow – like they give you a dirty look and I’m like %@#*! If they run the plate on this car and it comes back stolen, they’re going to circle around. I’m not gonna be able to open the door cause there’s no panels. I’m not gonna be able to identify myself. It’s pitch black in here. They’re going to pull me out of this car by my head.” – Detective Vic
If you've ever wondered what WD-40, a horse and carriage, and four kilos of coke have in common, look no further than Detective Vic's career. When he wasn’t spending his childhood in the Bronx watching the comings and goings of the 45th precinct’s officers, 10-year-old Vic could be found pocketing FBI Most Wanted posters from the local post office in hot pursuit of the nation’s most contemptible criminals. From the age of five, Vic knew he wanted to work for the NYPD and, when the time came, he sidestepped his parents’ wishes that he attend college and realized his dream of joining law enforcement. What ensued was a wide-ranging career that included stints in an anti-crime unit, narcotics, and eventually work in an auto crimes division.
Join former firefighter/paramedic and host Phil Klein as he sits down with Vic, an author and 20-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, who experienced more than his fair share of the entertaining, the enthralling, and even the embarrassing. From dealing with the infamous detective, El Diablo, to getting caught with his pants down – literally – in a fight for his gun belt, Vic paints a vivid picture of some of the more unbelievable and unforgettable aspects of working in law enforcement in NYC.
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