NYPD Bee Expert ‘Tony Bees’ Says Jealous Colleagues Forced Him to Retire

April 20, 2015 | Liam Mathews

Retired Detective Anthony “Tony Bees” Planakis, the NYPD’s former expert in bee crime, told the New York Post that he was forced into early retirement by jealous-ass haters:

“I had no choice but to retire. I was blackballed,” he said. “I was accused of stealing the bees, making honey and profiting. Lieutenants were jealous of the attention I got from [former Police Commissioner] Kelly.”

Now the NYPD is scrambling to find a replacement bee expert, none of whom are named “Tony Bees,” so their qualifications are suspect.

The NYPD didn’t return the Post’s request for comment, so we don’t know their side of the story. But is it really so hard to believe that an NYPD detective was stealing from the department to benefit himself?

(Photo: Jordan Schwartz)