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Married cop is caught on bodycam 'ogling a 26-year-old blonde yoga instructor'

Officer John Mascetti allegedly leered at Yael Glantz, 26, as she was caught drink-driving on August 8, checking out her 'rear end', describing her as a 'total stripper' and even motioning to his colleague, according to court documents

A NYPD officer has been caught on bodycam footage ogling at a woman as she was arrested for drink-driving, court papers claim. 

Officer John Mascetti allegedly leered at Yael Glantz, 26, as she was caught drink-driving on August 8, checking out her 'rear end', describing her as a 'total stripper' and even motioning to his colleague, according to court documents. 

The 26-year-old has been charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired. 

But Glantz's defense lawyer Mark Bederow claims the video also proves that the officer was lying about her failing a breath test. 

The NYPD is aware of the allegations and is now investigating.  

In court documents obtained by the New York Post, Mascetti is said to have been leering at the woman inside Manhattan's 7th Precinct stationhouse during a traffic stop in the early hours after she was stopped in her black Mercedes-Benz 350 SUV. 

'At 33:11 of his body camera video, Mascetti makes faces and shakes his head at Ms. Glantz, who remained oblivious to his sophomoric behavior,' defense lawyer Mark Bederow claimed last week. 

'A few seconds later (while he is at the copying machine), Mascetti appears to look at Ms. Glantz's rear end, raise his eyebrows and laugh.' 

Yael Glantz, 26. Her defense lawyer Mark Bederow alleges that Mascetti falsely claimed that Glantz 'blew a .15' to 'exaggerate the state of the evidence against her'

Bodycam footage reportedly shows Mascetti growing 'frustrated' as the woman as she 'unsuccessfully' tried to take the breath test. 'After the third attempt, Mascetti warned Ms. Glantz that this was her 'last chance' and that if she didn't take the test properly, he would arrest her,' Bederow wrote in the court papers. 

'After Ms. Glantz' fourth unsuccessful attempt, Mascetti immediately arrested her.'

Bederow added that Mascetti falsely claimed that Glantz 'blew a .15' to 'exaggerate the state of the evidence against her.'

Bederow claimed that in a series of texts to another officer, Mascetti referred to Glantz as a 'bitch' and allegedly said she 'jerked the machine off. I got pissed and cuffed her. I hate her.' He referred to her as a 'total stripper' and a 'blonde Russian' in the texts, according to the defense lawyer. 

Bederow added in the court documents that his client is a yoga instructor and not a 'stripper' or 'Russian'. 

Neighbors of Mascetti, who lives in Long Island, described him as a 'family man' and a married father of four kids. 

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