Police: Suspected trooper impersonator arrested

Police: Suspected state trooper impersonator arrested after showing up at Bay City hotel
Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:52 a.m.

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year-old who is described as infatuated with law enforcement for pretending to be a state trooper at a downtown Bay City hotel.

Bay City Public Safety Director Michael J. Cecchini says that officers arrested him on Monday on a misdemeanor charge of false representation of a police officer. Arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The Bay City Times reports (http://bit.ly/T4XtF4 ) the teen stopped by the Budget Inn late Saturday, telling staff that he was responding to a fight in a room. Police say the teen was wearing a makeshift uniform, including a badge and Michigan State Police shoulder patches.

The teen was arrested after police put a photo of the suspect on its Facebook page. If convicted, he faces up to one year in jail.

Information from: The Bay City Times, http://www.mlive.com/bay-city


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