Meet Shaquille O’Neal, AKA, ‘Tanya’

by August 09, 2010

Shaq reveals to Vanity Fair how he catches bad guys on the web with his undercover police work:  “For the last seven years, I’ve been a detective for Internet crimes against children. So if you ever see me, you know we’ve got you. If we come to your house, it’s all over. You’re going to be arrested. You’ve been having Internet conversations with me, and we’ve got all the evidence we need to take you down.’ What’s your arrest catchphrase? ‘My catchphrase? Like a motto?’ What do you say when you’re roughing up a perp? ‘On the floor, dirtbag!’ ‘Book ’em, Danno!’ That kind of thing. ‘Well, uh. (Long pause.) My job is to be a little girl.’ Come again? ‘I play a little girl on the Internet. So whatever name I’m going by, that will probably be my catchphrase. If I’m Tanya, then it’ll be something like, ‘Tanya says hello.’ And they’ll be like, ‘Tanya who?’ And I’ll say, ‘You don’t know no Tanya, huh? I’m Tanya. Let’s go.’ And that’s when the cuffs get slapped on you.'”