By Kevin Deutsch
A Coral Springs ice cream shop owner who authorities said secretly videotaped his teenage employee while using the bathroom, and impersonated a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy chief while stalking her, has been freed on a $76,000 bond, court records show.
Sergio Khorosh, 55, owner of Moo Moo Scoops at 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd., in the Coral Square Mall, was freed from the Broward Main Jail earlier this month records show.
According to court records, prosecutors have also added a new charge: extortion by threat in Khorosh’s case.
The business owner is additionally charged with video voyeurism, aggravated stalking, and impersonating a law enforcement officer. Police said he went as far as to equip his car with lights and sirens to intimidate the teen girl, telling her he would send the bathroom footage of her to her friends and family on Instagram if she kept avoiding him, according to court records.
On Sept. 1, police said they obtained evidence showing Khorosh was falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer. In a recorded phone call, Khorosh told the victim he was a BSO deputy chief, had a police K-9 named Max, “had the ability to release the dog and shred her family members,” and “would then lock them up in jail,” an arrest affidavit states.
Khorosh also activated the lights and sirens on his car and asked the victim if she could hear them, police said. To top off his police impersonation act, he sent her digital images of law enforcement identifications, according to the affidavit.
A resident of Lighthouse Point, Khorosh has a lengthy criminal history in New York City, including weapons charges and impersonating a police officer, police said.
On Sept. 2, Khorosh was arrested and, during an interview with Coral Springs Police, denied planting a secret recording device inside his business, records show.
When asked about threatening the victim’s family with a police dog, he told detectives “he had a good imagination,” according to the affidavit.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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