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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





Updated at 4:11 a.m.
 FILE - In this April 3, 2014 file photo, Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer speaks during a news conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Schauer, as the campaigns and their deep-pocketed outside allies sharply focus their message to voters. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Andrew Kuhn)

Updated at 4:11 a.m.
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