UPDATED on March 5th with police surveillance video of Stephen Johnson's arrest.
|Former Miami Gardens police chief Stephen Johnson|
BSO booking photo.
Stephen Johnson was - up until sometime last night - the police chief of Miami Gardens.
Johnson's Linkedin profile says he "is an innovative thinker, able to create and foster an efficient and productive workplace environment with exceptional levels of interpersonal and team communications. Stephen has excellent communication skills, professional development, and personnel administration skills. He also has well-developed management skills."
Chief Johnson had just endured a stressful week at work. At least that's what he told Local 10.
So Friday evening he did what many men do to relieve stress: he called up a hooker he found on backpage.com.
Chief Johnson ordered the stress-busting "30-minute, two girl special." His only request was that the ladies wear high heels. Price: $100.
But unbeknownst to Johnson, he hadn't contacted a real hooker.
The 30-year veteran cop who claims to be an "innovative thinker," had fallen for the oldest cop trick in the book: He'd been caught up in a prostitution sting being run by BSO's Crime Suppression team out of a Dania Beach Hotel ... and Johnson had just been stung.
There are more details on the arrest report if you care to read them.
But the bottom line is that Johnson was arrested at about 6:20 p.m. Friday night.
And as soon as the Miami Gardens City Manager heard about the arrest, he fired Johnson.
There's not much more I can say about this, so I'll close out with this great recipe for blueberry pancakes.
Recipe makes 12 pancakes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons white sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. In a small bowl, beat together egg and milk. Stir milk and egg into flour mixture. Mix in the butter and fold in the blueberries. Set aside for 1 hour. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides, serve hot and enjoy.