By: Jenny McClease
ATTENTION SINGLE WOMEN:
Former Las Vegas police officer, Thomas Roscoe Mendiola has taken a break from his hometown of Las Vegas and has been seen frequenting the Hampton Roads bars and clubs looking for "love." He has been residing in various hotel suites across the region for more than a year. Apparently, his life in Las Vegas became challenging after being involved in two high-profile cases. Now, he is being accused of preying on Virginia's single ladies without any intentions of commitment.
Mendiola Police Background
On July 10, 2010, three officers, William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola gunned down West Point graduate and Army veteran, Erik Scott at the Summerlin Costco at 801 South Pavillion. According to Las Vegas police, officers were sent out to the Costco after an employee called because Scott had a firearm and was destroying merchandise. When the officers arrived, they claimed Scott was already outside and they identified themselves to him, but Scott reached for his gun. The officers shot Scott seven times, four of those bullets came from Mendiola’s weapon. An autopsy was taken of Scott that revealed high levels of prescription drugs in his system. During the coroner's inquest, Stark and Mendiola testified that Scott made a "threatening motion" for his gun to shoot their fellow officer Mosher. However, several witnesses there at the time of the shooting said that Scott's gun never left its waistband. Scott’s blackberry was found near his body, but no gun.
The officers were acquitted, Mosher and Stark were later honored. However, Scott's family filed a wrongful death suit against Costco, Metro and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Later, they dropped the lawsuit. Scott's family have created a memorial blog detailing the shooting death of Erik and police corruption in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).
When Justice was arrested, he told police that Mendiola gave him the handgun. Mendiola admitted that he gave Justice the handgun and that he knew he was a convicted felon. He told police that the handgun was in poor condition and not usable. Mendiola pleaded guilty of a "gross misdemeanor charge of conspiring to dispose of a firearm to a prohibited person." The judge accepted the plea and fined Mendiola $2,000. According to Mendiola's lawyer, the plea that he entered allowed Mendiola to leave Las Vegas, which led him to Virginia.
This idiot threw away his entire law enforcement career because he was too cheap to pay the man with cash for fixing his car.
Mendiola's Dating Background
Thomas Mendiola is currently traveling from Virginia to Las Vegas because of his idiocy and misconduct. He could have possibly been going to Las Vegas before he was supposed to. One article claims that he and his family were moving from Las Vegas, but Mendiola is very much involved in Virginia's dating scene. It is a possibility that he is married. He uses aliases, such as "Tommy Salas Gamboa" or just "Tommy." He rents different vehicles, mostly trucks and he frequently switches from hotel to hotel.
Earlier this year, he created a dating profile on popular free dating site Plenty of Fish (POF). His first username was "HawaiianTommy" before deleting it. In fact, the answers to different questions on his POF profile changed, including height, age, profession and how long was his longest relationship. Currently, he is still a part of the POF community under the username "islander100." He has hidden his picture, but the profile is still there. Whether he continues to participate on the POF dating site is unknown.
According to withheld sources, Mendiola says he is with the U.S. Navy as a project manager who handles big money accounts. Additionally, he claims to help build and repair ships for the Navy and that the job was given to him after his superior officer resigned.
Some women have reported Mendiola telling them that he broke up with his ex-fiancee, an executive assistant because she cheated on him with multiple men, while he was out of town. Whether this story is true or not, cannot be determined based on his word alone, especially considering his previous history.
Mendiola is not interested in any serious commitment with any ladies in Virginia because he may already be married or in a relationship and who knows how long his plea deal requires him to stay. According to several women, he is only seeking momentary comforts while he is in town.
Trouble seems to follow Thomas Mendiola wherever he goes. If he didn’t start trouble here in Virginia’s dating scene, he would have started it somewhere else. In the news, Mendiola does not seem to have any remorse about the controversial shooting of Erik Scott or putting a firearm in the hands of a convicted felon. So Ladies, do not expect him to have any remorse toward simple dating matters. Additionally, he had no respect for the law he swore to uphold, he will definitely not have any respect for you.
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Hopefully, Mendiola has moved far away from Virginia.