What’s more creepy than a grown-a$s man into Twilight? A grown-a$s man into Twilight, who rubs up on his employee and can carry a gun. New York Detective Dawn DelValle-Sanchez had to put up with massages from Deputy Chief Michael “Twilight In The Loafers” Gabriel. Pop the top.
An NYPD commander who apparently digs the “Twilight” saga is accused of sexually harassing a detective with unwanted massages and texts, the Daily News has learned.
Detective Dawn DelValle-Sanchez said Deputy Chief Michael Gabriel, the head of Bronx detectives, made the squad room a hostile workplace with obsessive behavior.
“I ask for ur forgiveness and another chance (Think Bella forgiving Jacob),” Gabriel wrote in a text DelValle-Sanchez showed to the Daily News.
The comment seems to refer to the lusty Bella and her suitor Jacob, who transforms himself into a werewolf in the vampire series popular with teenagers.
In another text message from an NYPD-issued BlackBerry, the chief asked for forgiveness: “I will accept any penalty; hard labor, probation, a time out. … Do werewolves kill humans just like vampires?”
Gabriel, 51, also invited DelValle-Sanchez, 34, to throw an object at him or call him names as a sort of penance for his come-ons, she said.
“I believe there’s something wrong with him,” said DelValle-Sanchez, who is married and the mother of two children ages 10 and 7. “I just want to come to work and be left alone.”
DelValle-Sanchez, 34, said she has hired a lawyer because she fears retaliation from Gabriel, who supervises all detectives in the Bronx.
The lawyer plans to file a notice of claim to sue the city next week.
“Certain male executive-level, police management personnel believe that female subordinates are their chattel to be used and abused,” said lawyer Eric Sanders of the firm of Jeffrey Goldberg in Lake Success.
Asked why she did not complain to the Internal Affairs Bureau or Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, DelValle-Sanchez said: “He’s a chief. I don’t think they will take it seriously.”
DelValle-Sanchez, the borough’s investigative coordinator, said Gabriel started behaving inappropriately in December – asking questions about her personal life, marriage and discussing how much cleavage she would show at the chief of detectives’ Christmas party.
She said the conduct became hands-on after she suffered a herniated disc in her neck.
Twice since late March, Gabriel approached her from behind in the office and began massaging her neck and shoulders, she said.
“He claimed to have been a physical therapist,” she said.
DelValle-Sanchez said she recoiled in pain and shock, prompting Gabriel to apologize repeatedly.
“I did not try to take advantage of our friendship or you in any way,” one of his text messages said. “I tried to ease the physical pain I saw my close friend in.”
Gabriel, a 30-year-veteran, declined to comment. An NYPD spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.
This freaky fool cannot be New York’s Finest.