US state trooper suspended for pulling women over to ask for their phone numbers

For New Jersey state trooper Marquice Prather, Tinder was too mainstream, as he instead chose to hunt for his future wife while getting their phone numbers on duty.
For New Jersey state trooper Marquice Prather, Tinder was too mainstream, as he instead chose to hunt for his future wife while getting their phone numbers on duty.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW JERSEY - A New Jersey state trooper is in trouble for pulling women over to ask them out on dates.

For Marquice Prather, 37, Tinder was too mainstream, as he instead chose to hunt for his future wife while getting their phone numbers on duty, according to the Daily Mail.

He has been arrested and suspended from his job without pay.

Prather was arrested last Friday (Dec 9) and charged with falsifying and tampering public records, to cover up his actions.

The State Police Office of Professional Standards had begun investigating the three-year veteran, following several women's complaints.

Investigators noticed Prather consistently pulled over women from 20 to 35 years old. In some cases, he switched off his wireless microphone, claiming it malfunctioned.

He also allegedly tweaked the records to disguise the fact that he was focusing on women drivers.

He has since been released without bail, and will plead not guilty, according to his lawyer Robert Ebberup. He added that they will not be commenting on the case "until more information is available".

Prather could be jailed for up to half a decade if convicted, police said.