A foul-mouthed former aide to disgraced ex-Sen. Hiram Monserrate cussed out a city cop and tried to bully his way out of an arrest by flashing a fake police placard, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Wayne Mahlke, 48, was stopped at a red light near the Queensboro Bridge just after 9 a.m. when he saw NYPD Officer Denise McDonald on patrol.
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"Why don't you do your job, you fat b----!" Mahlke shouted in what prosecutors said was an unprovoked verbal onslaught Sunday. When the 19-year NYPD veteran asked for his license, Mahlke tried to maneuver his 2009 Honda Civic past her but she stopped him by stepping in front of his car, prosecutors said.
Mahlke then pulled out an official state Senate business placard and a forged police placard, trying to pull rank, they said.
"You don't know who I am," Mahlke reportedly told her. "I'm higher ranking than you. I work for Mayor Bloomberg."
She was having none of it.
Mahlke was charged with failing to obey a police officer and possessing a forged police placard. He also did not have a valid driver's license, police said.
Mahlke, who lives in Elmhurst, says he has been unemployed since his former boss was ousted from the state Senate in February - and rejected by voters a month later.
Monserrate's career imploded when he was found guilty of misdemeanor assault for slashing his girlfriend's face. Now Mahlke faces up to seven years in prison for his alleged abuse.
As Monserrate's former chief of staff, he "should have known better than to demean a police officer in the performance of her duties," said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Denise McDonald wouldn't comment Tuesday but her mom said Mahlke had no cause to treat her daughter so crudely.
"She's a beautiful person," said the cop's mom, Levonia Morris, 66. "I don't think she deserved to be treated like that.
"I'm proud of her being a city cop," Morris said. "I don't think she should be harassed. She's a very nice person. That's not right. That's so hurtful."
Mahlke, who could be svelter himself, hurried into his apartment without comment. A co-founder of the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, Mahlke has made headlines before.
In 2005, he accused state Sen. Ada Smith of firing him because he's gay and for making racist remarks.
The state Division of Human Rights cleared Smith of wrongdoing, citing Mahlke's "poor behavior and performance."
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