HENDERSON, Nev. — Lawrence DiVetro, identified himself as a police officer and demanded sexual favors from an employee working at a massage parlor in Henderson, Nev.
DiVetro, 44, patronized the Sunset Spa in Henderson, Nev., on Jan. 23 and while receiving a massage, at approximately 12 noon, he began to demand sexual favors from the masseuse.
She refused and DiVetro then falsely identified himself as a police officer and told the worker that she was under arrest. He left the establishment to go out to his car because he said he was going to get his supervisor and left.
The masseuse said that she believed DiVetro was a police officer because she overheard scanner traffic coming through on his cell phone.
He was arrested by police later in the day on Jan. 23. When authorities searched his car, they found handcuffs and a gold badge. He admitted that he showed the massage parlor employee a badge but said he only did so to because she asked him for sexual favors, and he wanted to prevent a crime from occurring.
A number of police impersonators have been arrested over the past few week within the Las Vegas area.
They pose a danger to the community and, in many cases, target women.
Some, like DiVetro, appear to have a fascination with the power that a police officer holds and are employed, or have been employed, within the security industry.
DiVetro, who is from New Jersey, claims to hold a TWIC security clearance ID and states that he is , “State and Federal Certified in Security”.
It is not known if he is currently working in the security field. His online resume states that his objective is to find, “A security position within your company”.
DiVetro was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on charges of impersonating an officer, burglary and kidnapping charges. On Thursday, he was released on $21,000 bail.
There have been several other similar incidents that have occurred in other area massage parlors that are being investigated.