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Man impersonates cop to get doughnut discount

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:14:58 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 15 2013 12:57:02 AM CST
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A man was arrested after impersonating a police officer just to get a discount at Dunkin Donuts.

Charles Barry, 48, was arrested in Pasco County, Fla. after a manager at a Dunkin Donuts shop called the police to report a man claiming to be a police officer showing his badge and a gun in order to get a discount on doughnuts.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, employees told police Barry had asked for the discount several times, claiming he was a U.S. air marshal. He took full advantage of the discount by stopping by with his family to get cheaper food. Employees finally had enough when Barry came to the drive-thru window and asked for the discount, this time showing a badge and a gun.

Police stopped Barry after setting up surveillance near the Dunkin' Donuts, pulling him over and finding a law enforcement badge and gun in his possession, which belonged to Barry's father, who worked as a police officer in New Jersey.

Barry was charged with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer and improper exhibition of a firearm.

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco stated that usually, deputies are only allowed to accept discounts that businesses offer them, but that no officers are supposed to ask for one.

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