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  • Man Impersonating DEA During Home Invasion, Shot, Killed

    07/26/2018 5:23:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 1 a.m. on July 18th, 2018, in Alquippa, Pennsylvania Brionna Hicks stepped outside on the porch of her home to smoke a cigarette. Her mother was upstairs with three children. Her brother, Anthony Farley, lived in the other half of the duplex. Two men, wearing shirts with DEA printed on them, ran up to the porch, yelling DEA! and DEA survellance! They tried to handcuff Brionna. She fought them and started screaming. From, 18 July: Her mother came downstairs and was confronted by a tall man wearing something white on his head, according to the complaint....
  • ICE agents seek information on bogus law enforcement badges

    03/05/2009 1:08:47 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 824+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | February 27, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: ICE agents seek information on bogus law enforcement badges LOS ANGELES - Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are seeking information from people who may have received in the mail what appear to be, genuine law enforcement badges and credentials, from a group calling themselves the "International Police Commission (IPC)." These fraudulent police credentials and badges imply that those who use them are police officers with United Nations and Interpol authorities, according to ICE investigators. The fake items, manufactured in the Philippines, have been mailed out to targeted individuals...
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • 'Flu shot' suspect held

    12/04/2004 9:09:16 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 3 replies · 569+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-02-04 | KERMIT PATTISON and STEPHANIE KUDRLE
    A woman who allegedly dressed as a nurse and ran an unauthorized flu shot clinic at Augsburg College this week was arrested Friday by Minneapolis police. Michelle Torgerson, 33, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. at a relative's home in Belgrade, Minn., 95 miles northwest of the Twin Cities in Stearn County. "We feel very confident we have the right person," said Minneapolis police spokesman Ron Reier. At least 28 people are believed to have paid $20 each for what they thought were flu vaccinations. The woman who administered the shots claimed to be a temporary nurse from the American Heart...
  • Secret Service impersonator arrested at Ontario (CA) airport

    03/21/2004 8:29:53 AM PST · by veronica · 21 replies · 226+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 3-21-04 | BRENDA GAZZAR
    ONTARIO - A Chaffey College student is in federal custody after trying to gain entry to the Ontario International Airport airfield and posing as a Secret Service agent. Federal prosecutors have charged Mostafa Mansoori of Rancho Cucamonga, 20, with making false statements and attempting entry to a secure airport area by false pretenses, court documents show. The Ontario Airport Police Department on Monday detained Mansoori, who said he was "on a protective assignment for President Bush," and then notified the Secret Service, which is conducting an investigation. "The fact that the individual was caught and didn't gain access is the...
  • Fake rockers headline Montana fair

    08/13/2006 3:10:53 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 56 replies · 1,033+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | August 12, 2006 | Associated Press
    BUTTE, Mont. -- A band that headlined a fair last weekend is accused of masquerading as the rock group Redbone, whose hits included the 1970s song "Come and Get Your Love." The band at the Butte-Silver Bow Fair performed under the name Redbone, but the real Redbone was playing in Wisconsin, said Ron Kurtz, Redbone's manager. "I've been in the business for 40 years, and I've never ran into anything this blatant," Kurtz said Thursday from his office in Burbank, Calif. He said the fair board was conned. Fair officials said they dealt with a man who identified himself as...
  • Elvis Festival all shook up after impersonator rule change

    04/17/2006 9:17:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 51 replies · 1,237+ views
    The organisers of the Parkes Elvis Festival in the central west of NSW are seeking legal advice about changes to the rules surrounding Elvis Presley impersonators. An American billionaire who owns the rights to the Elvis name and likeness is working to stop "unauthorised" impersonators as part of a plan to open a show and exhibit in Las Vegas dedicated to 'the king'. More than 5,000 people travel to Parkes each year to see hundreds of Elvis look-a-likes and celebrate his music. The festival's Monique Kronk says very few details about the shake-up are known but organisers want to ensure...
  • U.S. troops find Baghdad arms caches

    01/24/2005 8:57:34 PM PST · by advance_copy · 4 replies · 464+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/24/05 | Various
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. soldiers found several caches of weapons late Sunday and early Monday in raids on homes in southern Baghdad that authorities allege were being used as supply points for the insurgency. The weapons were found by soldiers of the 5th Brigade of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division, which has been patrolling the capital's Al-Rashid district, reported CNN producer Tomas Etzler, who is embedded with the unit. Five people, including an Iraqi police officer, were detained.

    04/28/2004 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Arkinsaw · 92 replies · 1,968+ views
    Downtown Little Rock is the scene of an intense search after police arrested one man and found weapons, ammunition and a gas mask on a rooftop. The situation began Wednesday evening after the suspect, Gared Tumblesome, tried to check into a downtown hotel, claiming to be an Air Force Special Forces member. Hotel employees became suspicious and alerted police. Tumblesome was later arrested as he reportedly tried to climb down from a rooftop in the 200 block of West 2nd Street. A search of the rooftop revealed the weapons and ammunition. Police are still searching for another man, believed to...
  • Caption This (Springtime for Saddam)

    05/01/2003 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | May 1, 2003
    AP - May 01 10:11 AM An actor tries out for the part of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein at an audition in front of the media in London Thursday May 1, 2003. The play which has yet to be given a name will open in London's west end in the summer, and will be based on events leading up to Saddam's downfall by coalition forces. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Reuters - May 01 10:19 AM Saddam Hussein lookalikes arrive to audition at the Riverside Studios in London for a play May 1, 2003. Written by Alistair Beaton, the satirical...