Secret Service Agent Gets Drunk, Hits Cop: Report

Aaron Francis Engler allegedly punched an officer in the face

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 12, 2012 1:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – At least this Secret Service agent wasn't trashing rented property or refusing to pay a hooker. No, Aaron Francis Engler was arrested in Miami this morning for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, NBC Miami reports. It all started at 7am when a policeman allegedly saw Engler lying on a street corner. The cop helped up the man—who was said to be slurring words and reeking of booze—and walked him over to a police car.

That's when Engler reportedly stiffened his arms to avoid being handcuffed and even socked the officer in the face—twice. With drivers stopping to watch the scuffle, the officer called for backup and was able to corral Engler with help from two other cops. This all went down just a few hours after President Obama visited South Florida for a rally and a fundraiser.

The shadow of a Secret Service agent is seen as President Barack Obama speaks in Washington in 2010.
The shadow of a Secret Service agent is seen as President Barack Obama speaks in Washington in 2010.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A Secret Service agent in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Newark, NJ.
A Secret Service agent in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Newark, NJ.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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