A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is alleged to have groped a woman, then told her that he did it to help with her so-called insecurities.
35-year-old Trooper David Gonzalez is said to have pulled a woman over, then told her “you look really good tonight” before having her pull off to a side street.
He asked her to get out of her car, then took her phone and added himself to her Snapchat.
He’s then alleged to have taken a selfie with the victim, sent it to her friends, purportedly â€œto see if she thought he was cute.â€
The woman alleges that he then started hugging her â€œbecause she looked nervous,â€ then kissed her neck and reached under her shirt to grope her breast.
The victim reported the trooper to an off-duty officer and authorities started monitoring Snapchat conversations between them.
She told Gonzalez over Snapchat that he â€œmoved too fast with her,â€ and his reply was that â€œguys only want one thing and I wanted to treat you with respect and do away with you(r) insecurities about yourself.â€
He was fired by the Florida Highway Patrol and has been charged with simple battery. He’s being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.