Arrested Man Suspected Of Using Police Badge In Theft
The Seattle police department made an interesting arrest recently involving a 48-year old man who was already wanted for burglary. When he was spotted driving in North Seattle he was pulled over by members of the SPD anti-crime team. After securing the suspect they discovered that the vehicle he was driving wasn't his. He had 'borrowed' it as a test drive from a local resident who was looking to sell it. In addition, the suspects drivers license was already suspended due to unrelated reasons.
The oddities continued after police received permission from the vehicle's owner to search the car. They found several guns, a security officer's badge, body armor featuring the word "Sheriff" on it and $10,000 in cash. The police haven't yet charged the man with police impersonation, but it appears that he may have used the badge and body armor to commit crimes in the area.
As if that weren't enough, when police took him into custody and searched his person at King County Jail they found 6 grams of heroin and 4 grams of methamphetamine hidden in the mans underwear. The man is in jail awaiting trial on a variety of charges including burglary, possession of controlled substances, possession of an unlicensed firearm and others.