Off the beat: State trooper stole from dying motorist

July 18, 2014 

A Connecticut state trooper who stole cash from the pocket of a dying motorcyclist and took a crucifix he found in a pool of the man's blood has pleaded guilty and faces more than a year in jail.

Aaron Huntsman, 45, was caught by his own dashboard camera and pleaded guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence under the Alford doctrine.

Huntsman was the first at the scene after John Scalesse crashed into a truck in September 2012. After taking the man's $5,000 gold crucifix and $3,700 in cash, he failed to turn them over.

More on the state trooper's story here.

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