Congressional candidate Martin Hyde was apparently worried about more than chocolates and roses on Valentine’s Day.
The Sarasota Republican was cited Monday morning for failing to display the proper registration on his vehicle at a speeding stop, according to records obtained by Florida Politics. He was stopped at 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 14.
That’s a minor enough infraction, one bearing a civil penalty of just $116. But it was enough to irritate Hyde to the point of threatening an officer’s livelihood.
Officer Julia Beskin in her official report states that Hyde became belligerent when he was stopped. She wrote that Hyde, when he did not produce his registration immediately, told her to “look it up cause he did not have it.”
That’s when he threatened her job.
“Do you know who I am?” Hyde said before threatening to call the police chief. “This is going to end your career.”
Hyde is a two-time failed Sarasota City Commission candidate now…