Saturday, February 11, 2012


Playmate suing NYPD for 'shoving her face into pavement' after cabbie believes she's an armed vampire

A former Playboy bunny is suing the New York Police Department claiming they manhandled her following an altercation with a cab driver in 2006.

Stephanie Adams, 40, says police drew their guns on her and with unnecessary force shoved her face to the pavement causing physical injury after her taxi driver accused her as being armed and dangerous.

According to the New York Post, the driver, Eric Darko, later told city investigators that he believed Ms Adams was a vampire.

Ms Adams' trial Lawyer Nina Neumunz in court stated that the physical force was unnecessary with the tight-fitting clothing Ms Adams was wearing.

'It was a controlled drop to the ground,' Sgt John Rajan testified in court according to the Post, saying Ms Adams did not initially comply to his instructions to lie face down.

'We didn't know if she had a firearm,' he said.

Acknowledging her attire, Sgt Rajan said they did not need to frisk her as 'she was wearing tight-fitting clothing and there was no place to conceal a weapon.'

A doctor for Ms Adams testified Friday saying the incident injured spinal discs causing her serious back pain.

Ms Adams previously sued Mr Darko for falsely accusing her as armed during the 2006 incident, according to, causing his license to be revoked by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission the same year.

He was also fined $2,700.

Ms Adams was featured as the Playboy centerfold for their November 1992 calendar.

She was the first and only playmate to declare herself a lesbian though years later become engaged to 'a loving, supportive, successful man,' she told the Post in 2009.

In 2004 she was named by the Village Voice as their 'Best NYC lesbian sex symbol.

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