NJ Trooper Accused of Covering Up Creative Dating Method

Marquice Prather allegedly pulled women over to try to get them to go out with him
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2016 9:45 AM CST
NJ Trooper Accused of Covering Up Creative Dating Method
Not recommended as a general dating MO.   (Getty Images)

Lots of people fall in love at work, but one New Jersey state trooper seemingly took this life goal to the extreme and is now paying the price for it. NJ.com reports that Marquice Prather, 37, was arrested Friday on records tampering charges and suspended without pay after authorities say he'd taken to pulling women over in their cars and asking them out on dates. He's also accused of trying to cover it up so he wouldn't get caught.

Per CBS News, the three-year veteran of the force would target women between the ages of 20 and 35 and try to get their phone numbers or get them to go out with him, prosecutors say. Where the cover-up allegations come in: He's accused of falsifying the genders of people he pulled over in police logs so his pattern wouldn't be noticed, as well as of switching off the wireless mic he was wearing and reporting it hadn't been working right. (A fake cop pulled over a real one.)

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