He struck back in a most unusual way.
DiFonzo, 41, a former bartender at Lake Worth’s Sherbrooke Golf & Country Club, remembered he took photos of a member of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw‘s inner circle in a compromising position.
So he brought the shots to the owner of a West Palm Beach website critical to Bradshaw — and the photos (including the one above) have gone viral in the area.
The snapshots of Major Robert VanReeth (above), commander of Internal Affairs, with a very naked young woman during a 2005 invitation-only golf tournament surfaced Thursday on pbsotalk.com.
By the way: Next to VanReeth is his son, then a high school senior, Joe VanReeth, the major’s nephew, and Lou Penque. Joe VanReeth and Penque are currently West Palm Beach Police officers and Penque is the treasure of the Police Benevolent Association.
Revenge, if you believe DiFonzo, is a dish best eaten slightly cold.
“Cops are pigs and these photos prove it,” DiFonzo told Gossip Extra today. “They are corrupt pieces of s… They do themselves what they would arrest someone else for.”
DiFonzo says he’s been involved in a neighborhood dispute in his Lake Worth neighborhood of Country Cove Estates. And over the weekend, he says, an elderly woman complained about his taking photos of her house and coming close to her in his car.
Deputies showed up at his house to investigate — and, DiFonzo says, thing got tense. Threats of arrest were made to DiFonzo. He didn’t appreciate it.
“They shouldn’t even have come to my house for this,” he says.
DiFonzo had previous brushes with PBSO.
He left Sherbrooke two years ago after a fist-fight with club member Bob Nichols, a former local TV news and weather man.
At the time, DiFonzo was arrested and charged with battery. The Palm Beach County State Attorney declined to prosecute after he pleaded not guilty.
“It’s unfortunate he’s doing this,” said PBSO Spokeswoman Teri Barbera. “But he’ll continue to be treated fairly and professionally. No matter what, we will be objective.”