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Had a guy flash a badge at me...wasnt police.

Postby bci21984 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:18 pm

was on the way home with the wife and kids, apparently I inadvertantly cut him off, I didnt know I did. Pull up to the red light and he pulls up next to me. He opens his door, but I notice he's still belted in. I roll my window down to see what he's saying. He mentions that I cut him off and something else. He then produces a bi-folding wallet, he flps it open and there is a 3" fire dept badge. (grew up in and now work in LE, Ive seen a few badges). I ask him who he works for and he responds that he is with the FBI and that I need to pull over. I reach for my credentials and explain that I will willingly pull over into the jack in the box parking lot. I then ask him if he is FBI, why is his badge silver and not gold like the rest of the FBI agents I know. He had a :confused5 look on his face and when the light turned green he proceeded forward. I fell in behind him and called the sheriff's office. I personally know the dispatcher that answered and shortly after my call the "FBI Agent" was calling as well. I followed him into the next town, where the PD is waiting on us at the city limts. Come to find out, he is a volunteer fireman in that town. The PD was waiting on the FD chief to come take possession of the FD property, (badge). When I left him in the hands of the PD, he was having jewelry applied to his wrists. nutjob.
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Postby C-dub » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:22 pm

It wasn't me! :roll:
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Postby Jim Beaux » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:28 pm

I LOVE IT!
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Postby Keith B » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:37 pm

He'll be lucky if all he loses is his fire department badge. Impersonating a public servant is a third degree felony. :mad5
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Postby bci21984 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Oh he was in custody as I was leaving.
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Postby Jumping Frog » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:48 pm

Good job. Have to wonder how many unknowing people he's already done this too.

I'll admit if someone flashes a badge at me, I am assuming they are legit.
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Postby erick619 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:49 pm

Keith B wrote:He'll be lucky if all he loses is his fire department badge. Impersonating a public servant is a third degree felony. :mad5


pretty steep, I didn't know it was a third degree felony. the punishment does fit the crime, though.

that's pretty low of him to claim he was FBI - it's equivalent to stolen valor if you ask me... :grumble
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Postby gigag04 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Yeah...I wouldn't pull over even for a legit FBI agent.

We had a vol try that with the wife of one of our recruiting seargents, except he said he was with our agency.

Ooops.
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Postby carlson1 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:33 pm

Great job! One less idiot on the street for awhile.
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Postby snatchel » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:37 pm

hahaha. I love this. I'm still waiting for someone to do the same with their batman license (CHL Badge).
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Postby tallmike » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:39 pm

gigag04 wrote:Yeah...I wouldn't pull over even for a legit FBI agent.

We had a vol try that with the wife of one of our recruiting seargents, except he said he was with our agency.

Ooops.

As a volunteer FF, I was a bit surprised when I got a badge. It stays on my dress shirt where it belongs and I only put that on once a year.

It's sad to see a volunteer get busted for something stupid like this, most departments need more volunteers not less.
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Postby fannypacker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:41 pm

Good work and good riddance.
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Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:44 am

Well, at least he wasn't the kind of volunteer firefighter who resorts to arson in order to get some action.

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Postby jimlongley » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:12 am

A lot of years ago I got caught outside in a sudden downburst while working on a telephone trouble. There was lightning popping not too far off and I was struggling to reattach a wire and get the ground mounted terminal closed so I could take cover and this guy pulls up, rolls down his window, shows me a badge, and shouts that he is a volunteer fireman and he is ordering me to get under cover due to the lightning.

I pulled out my own volunteer fd badge and flashed it at him and told him what he could do with his and to leave me alone so I could finish my work and get in out of the rain. I didn't usually carry my badge with me, but I had been elected Captain the night before and I had stuck the badge in my jacket pocket and neglected to take it out at home.
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Re: Had a guy flash a badge at me...wasnt police.

Postby C-dub » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:42 am

jimlongley wrote:A lot of years ago I got caught outside in a sudden downburst while working on a telephone trouble. There was lightning popping not too far off and I was struggling to reattach a wire and get the ground mounted terminal closed so I could take cover and this guy pulls up, rolls down his window, shows me a badge, and shouts that he is a volunteer fireman and he is ordering me to get under cover due to the lightning.

I pulled out my own volunteer fd badge and flashed it at him and told him what he could do with his and to leave me alone so I could finish my work and get in out of the rain. I didn't usually carry my badge with me, but I had been elected Captain the night before and I had stuck the badge in my jacket pocket and neglected to take it out at home.


I see your VFD badge and raise you a Captain's VFD badge. :lol:
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