FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Never before seen surveillance video shows Lt. Michael Miller of the Lee County Sheriff's Office walking into the lobby of a tow yard and asking to look at Wilfredo Quintero's van.
On Monday, WINK News Call For Action told you how Lt. Miller was the victim of a burglary at Fort Myers Beach in August.
Quintero was parked in the same resort. While he was questioned by authorities he was never considered to be a suspect. Quintero walked away from Deupties and the resort management had his van towed.
Miller later told investigators he went to the tow yard, looked in the vehicle and took papers out of the glove box. He had no search warrant and wasn't supposed to be investigating the case. He was later suspended for three days as a result.
His boss, Captain Eric Smith, also admitted to internal affairs that he made 13 phone calls to people associated with Quintero. He told investigators he always identified himself and never made any threats. But Quintero's ex-wife complained she was being threatened.
"Somebody called me and left some threatening phone calls," said Quintero's ex-wife while leaving a voicemail for a Detective.
She claims the person on the other end of the phone told her "they were going to beat (Quintero) and they were coming over here and they had something for me because I was harboring him."
According to Captain Smith's phone logs, he called her five times in a two hour period on August 13th, including at 1:32, 1:32, 1:38 and 1:49. He denies he made any threats. Smith was suspended two days for interfering with an official investigation.