Thinking he had hung up the phone, a Colorado deputy who had just left a message for a local newspaper reporter was also recorded telling fellow deputies about the reporter’s “fucking giant” breasts.
La Plata County Sheriff’s Sergeant Zach Farnam also pointed out that although Chase Olivarius-McAllister of the Durango Herald possessed a “solid set of Ds, probably double Ds,” he did not find her very face very pretty.
And he was sure to mention that his wife had worked with the reporter at the newspaper and told him “she fucking hated that bitch.”
The recording was posted on Youtube in a video that is now going viral, resulting in La Plata Sheriff Sean Smith making a public apology.
According to the Denver Post:
“I would like to apologize to Miss Mcallister, a reporter with the Durango Herald, and the citizens of La Plata County for this unprofessional incident involving inappropriate comments made by members of my staff,” Smith said in the statement. “I do not condone this type of behavior as it is in direct conflict with the new culture I am trying to develop at the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.”
The statement said the sheriff is taking “immediate steps to deal with the deputies involved,” but it did not say what that would entail. Smith called the reporter Thursday night to apologize.
Richard Ballantine, chairman of the Herald’s governing board, said in a statement emailed to the Post: “These are unfortunate comments from anyone, especially from public employees. The Herald condemns this kind of language. We have confidence in Sheriff Sean Smith taking proper action.”
The story was first published on Jezebel, which posted the following transcript:
Farnam: My wife worked at the Herald. She fucking hated that bitch.
Second, unidentified police officer: She hot?
Farnam: Not hot. I mean, she’s got an OK body. I mean…
Unidentified 1: Giant boobs.
Farnam: Fucking giant, dude. I mean, not like quadruple Ds or anything. But at least a solid set of Ds, probably double Ds.
Unidentified 1: You know what? It’s that UK fish and chips. UK women have big tits. It’s how they’re — how they’re grown over there. I don’t know why.
Second Unidentified Officer: She is, uh…
Undentified 1: Why do they have fucked up teeth? I dunno, but it happens.
Farnam: I didn’t look at her teeth. But she doesn’t have like a real pretty face at all.
Undentified 1: She’s from the UK. She’s got huge tits.
Farnam: Yeah, and her skirt was like seven and a half inches long. And just.. extremely pale white. But, you know…
Unidentified 1: She’s a limey. A UK thing again. She literally grew up on a fucking island that’s always cloudy.
Unidentified 2: I don’t know why you have to be so hard on her.
The story has also been published on several other news sites, but there has still be no public apology from Farham himself. Olivarius-McAllister posted the following on Twitter.