Thomas Manning Hook; phony cop, phony Marine

| September 12, 2015

Thomas Hook

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the BOLO Florida issued for Thomas Hook, and it seems that he’s been found.

Steve sends us a link to Polk County Sheriff’s Department report on this Thomas Hook fellow. Apparently, he was driving around in his fake police car and he offered to help a deputy with a traffic stop. The deputy declined his assistance, and Hook drove off with his fake cop car lights still flashing. As Hook drove off from the scene, another car pulled up to the deputy and identified themselves as members of the Highland’s County Sheriff’s Office and they explained that they had been following Hook to act on a warrant they had for his arrest for pretending to be a police officer.

Well, Hook came back to the traffic stop, still with his lights activated, and showed a badge to the deputy. Well, they rolled his ass up and did some research on Hook. He has a long history of pretending to be stuff.

From this 2010 article in Tampa, he’d spent five months in prison for impersonating a Marine for several months in North Carolina. In Tampa, he was arrested for having a sheriff’s badge from Manatee County. He’d been arrested six times between 1987 and 1995 in South Carolina for impersonating a cop.

Oh, yeah, he’s sex offender, too. I guess he tried to force a woman to have sex with him using his faux-police creds. From the Polk County Sheriff’s link;

Hook presented the wallet with it open showing the badge and identified himself as a Fugitive Recovery Agent. There were multiple cards and identifications inside the wallet that identified him as a private investigator, a “law enforcement detective,” and membership to veteran’s groups and as a member of the clergy. One of the cards identified him as a retired Major in the Marine Corps. Thomas’s vehicle was equipped with a front push bar, emergency lights (red, blue, and white) in the front and rear windows, prisoner cage, caging over rear windows, spot light, and scanner.

When detectives asked Hook about the various identification cards, Hooks first said he was a licensed private investigator in South Carolina, then later recanted telling detectives he never claimed to be any of the things the cards indicated. He told deputies he has never been a major in the military.

Hook's Crown Vic

Hook's wallet

So, he’s cooling his heels in the Polk County hoosegow for the time being, but I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that he’ll be out and back to the only thing he knows soon.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    Since this POS likes to pretend to be things he ain’t, he can now pretend to be Thor and Bubba’s wife in a jailcell polygamous marriage…

    • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

      Bet you that he gets all “worked up” when they ask him to have cockmeat sammich with extra manmayo…

      He can also pretend to be a patient in need of “anal dilation therapy” sessions… Dr’s. Thor, Bubba, Julio and “Mr. Tiny” can help him out with that need

    • thebesig says:

      He doesn’t have to pretend to be a prisoner wearing an orange outfit. :mrgreen: When he gets out, he should buy orange clothing and walk around in that. He wouldn’t be lying if he tells people that he served… in prison. :mrgreen:

  2. MSG Eric says:

    So basically, he hasn’t hit the threshold of doing “serious” time yet because why?

  3. B Woodman says:

    Now, I could do with a pushbar on the front of my 4Runner. There are some people driving those tiny cars with the “Obama” and “COEXIST” stickers. . . . .

    • I have a coexist sticker on my new Kia Soul, it’s made using the trademarks of American firearm manufacturers.
      So I get to say something really left wing with truly right wing gun nut stuff !!!
      I love it !!!

      • B Woodman says:

        Thank you for notifying me of that distinction between the two. I think I would have been able to spot it before doing any damage to your vehicle. But then again, I may be laughing so hard, I might lose control.

        I have seen another bumper sticker “CAPITALISM”, using business logos. They would be good companion stickers.

  4. B Woodman says:

    Now, don’ he have the most mean-ass look, like he supposed to be REAL ferocious ‘er sumthin’?

  5. Ex-Garbage Gun Shooter says:

    A faker so brazen he stops to lend assistance to a deputy during a traffic stop?

    My uneducated guess is that this guy seriously needs a check-up from the neck-up.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    He’s pig-eyed and has a squint. ‘Nuff said.

    • Friend says:

      I asked my youngest daughter who works for the Justice Department if the idiot would of had fake FBI badge and ID…..FEDERAL OFFENSE and lots of time be be everyone’s bitch?

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Running around in a fake Police Cruiser AND messing with legit LE like that? Sounds like a real Rocket Surgeon to me! I’m sure that Bubba & Thor will have fun straightening his ass out if y’all knowhutimean!

  8. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    Phony Marine, phony cop gets real jail time.

  9. UpNorth says:

    I wonder if what he was arrested for meets the requirement for a DNA sample? All of that effort isn’t just to do phony traffic stops.
    Wonder how many missing person reports on females there might in Polk and Highlands counties, and surrounding counties.

  10. GDContractor says:

    No fake PhD? Pfffffffft!

  11. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    How much cheese can this guy choke down at one shot?

  12. W2 says:

    One word – douche bag.

  13. Just an Old Dog says:

    The DA there needs to do his homework and convince the judge to put this shit sack away for a while.
    He’s a ticking rape bomb waiting to happen.

  14. chooee lee says:

    Makes you wonder. Where does this dildo get the money to trick out a car like that ?

  15. Friend says:

    I think it was in 1980 a real Chippie Greg Payor? pulled over beautiful Karen Knott. Had her pull over in a dark area. Killed her and tossed her over the bridge.
    He was picked to do a TV safety on the freeway after her death. Women who saw him on the tube came forward because of sexual advances.
    Found scratches on his face he claimed was from a fence. Napped his ass by the little blue thread of his uniform, her buddy and bridge.
    To this day he claims innocence, but read everything and he should of gotten death instead of life.
    Women were advised that if pulled over, continue driving to a lighted well occupied gas station, etc.
    What really sucked was her parents who have been searching with relatives found her car. Body was 30+ feet but hidden behind brush. Dad died after setting up a memorial.
    I was pulled over once, but not for anything except I needed to follow the officer to headquarters..another time..

  16. Valkyrie says:

    Hehe! Polk County is fun.

  17. Green Thumb says:

    Dude face looks like he getting one eased into his two-hole.

    No real issue on this end, I guess, as he might as well practice now when he has time.

    Any comments, C. Long?