Schmuck of the Week

Jeff Egnor, aka Abu Mybutt: Douglas County lieutenant takes Shmuckery online

Have you always wondered about the juvenile idiots who post hateful screeds in the comments section of newspapers, TV stations and blogs?

Have you wondered if they were twisted gun nuts living in mountain cabins or douchey frat boys living in their parents' basements? Did you wonder what they looked like? Now we know. They are public servants taking time out from their jobs.

On Tuesday, Douglas County Sheriff's Office lieutenant Jeff Egnor -- or should we say Lieutenant "Abu Mybutt" -- resigned from his job of thirteen years.

Egnor, who used the Abu Mybutt moniker online, was apparently being investigated by his employer for posting "racial and homophobic" comments on news-outlet websites while on duty, according to a Channel 7 report. His targets included Governor John Hickenlooper, illegal immigrants, liberals and gays in the military.

The news station had asked the sheriff's office for help in tracing the source of the vitriolic comments, which were posted at www.thedenverchannel.com. The sheriff's department spokesman said the comments were traced to Mybutt's office computer.

Some examples of of Mybutt's chose prose include:

"New military slogans: The few, the queer, the Marines! Butt Rangers lead the way!"

"I hear the Army is forming a new division: The Rump Rangers!"

"I have an immigration policy: 12 gauge shotgun!"

"You can take the player out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of the player!"

And you can't take the Shmuck off the Internet.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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