The crash victim’s husband, Robert Abruzzese, blew the whistle on the affair after receiving a text message that was sent to his wife’s phone from trooper Scott Maus. The latest sexual arrangement between Maus and the woman occurred in a church parking lot.
[NBC 8 reports](http://wfla.com/2017/12/27/investigation-fhp-trooper-allegedly-has-sex-with-crash-victim-while-on-duty/ “NBC 8 reports”) that Mrs. Abruzzese got into a car accident on December 8 on Date Palm Boulevard in Port Richey and Maus was the responding officer to the scene where four people went to the hospital for critical injuries. But in a strange twist, Maus offered to follow Mrs. Abruzzese home to make sure she arrived safely.
Once at Mrs. Abruzzese’s house, Maus exchanged numbers with her. Within days, flirtatious text messages began to erupt between the two.
On December 20, Maus and Mrs. Abruzzese met at the Magnuson Hotel on Highway US-19 for sex. Maus was reportedly off-duty on this occasion.
But then on December 21, Mrs. Abruzzese and Maus had sex in the back of a church parking lot inside of Maus’s patrol car while he was on duty.
On December 22, Maus sent a text message to Mrs. Abruzzese’s phone saying,
> “‘So, do you like being my little whore for a trooper?’
But to Maus’s surprise, Mr. Abruzzese had his wife’s phone at the time and replied to the text saying, “I don’t know, let me ask your supervisor.”
In a previous exchange with Mrs. Abruzzese, Maus wrote, “I love your hair and that dress. It really shows off your curves.”
Mrs. Abruzzese responded, “You look hot in your uniform. I would love to see you with the hat on too.”
Maus then tried to even things over by offering to get Abruzzese out of traffic tickets via this text message:
> “I am very and truly sorry for what happened and my part in it. I can assure you I do not want to cause you any more problems and will cease all contact with her immediately. Everything will be deleted and erased. On a side note I can get you out of traffic tickets.”
Abruzzese confronted his wife about the text messages, and it was then that she admitted to having sex with Maus in his patrol car while he was on-duty.
Florida Highway Patrol released this statement:
> “The Florida Highway Patrol takes all complaints very seriously. The Trooper has tendered his resignation which was accepted effective immediately. A thorough administrative investigation will continue to be conducted by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Office of Inspector General.”
When Mr. Abruzzese first contacted Florida Highway Patrol, they didn’t take his complaint seriously and blew him off. It was not until Mr. Abruzzese contacted the Florida Governor and a state representative that Florida Highway Patrol reached out to Mr. Abruzzese.
The Abruzzeses’ have been married for 15 years.