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Unqualified Sign Language Interpreter Fools Tampa Cops during News Conference

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Unqualified Sign Language Interpreter Fools Tampa Cops during News Conference

SOURCE:  WSAV.com

Derlyn Roberts, a career criminal presented herself as a sign language interpreter for a Tampa Bay news conference announcing an arrest of a shooter. The police spokesman says he failed to ask the right questions to determine her qualifications. Rachelle Settambrino, who teaches sign language at the University of South Florida, says Roberts signed a lot of indecipherable words and meanings, basically a lot of gibberish. Police say Roberts got out of state prison last year after serving years for organized fraud. Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty says a lack of due diligence allowed the sign language poser to be part of the news conference. Police are looking for Roberts, but it’s unsure if any charges will be filed.
– It’s a crazy story but I think this woman said it best when she said “roller skate, Frosted Flakes, hockey.”
– These poor people now think there’s an actual cereal killing people.

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