Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 9, Episode 17

Authority (29 Apr. 2008)

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A man accused of impersonating a police officer over a telephone and telling a fast food manager to sexually assault an employee is found not guilty, and as a result becomes a vocal crusader telling other people to defy authority figures.

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A man accused of impersonating a police officer over a telephone and telling a fast food manager to sexually assault an employee is found not guilty, and as a result becomes a vocal crusader telling other people to defy authority figures.

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This story based on a number of actual phone hoaxes, especially one that happened at a McDonald's restaurant in Mount Washington, Kentucky on April 9, 2004, where a phone caller claiming to be a police officer manipulates the staff of a business to sexually abuse innocent people as "interrogation." See more »

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It is supposed to be late May, yet most of the trees are bare and everyone is wearing heavy clothing, like overcoats or sweaters. See more »

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Merritt Rook: You, Elliot Stabler, are a true human being.
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Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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Resembles reality of the last few years
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I liked this episode mainly because it was surprising for me that they would use real life story like that. This episode is practically showing what happened in real events as late as 2007 in Floridian McDonald's. You can read more about it on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam They even used the same name for detective Milgram. Maybe I'm a geek, but I found that fascinating)) Anyway, like people say: "you can't event reality", so I guess it's not a surprise that majority of episodes on SVU are very similar to real life cases. If the above link does not work, then you can look up topic on Wikipedia, called "Strip search prank call scam".


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