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Fake Cop Reportedly Wanted Discounted Doughnuts

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South Florida Crime

TRINITY (AP) – A Florida man with a desire for discounted doughnuts is facing charges that he impersonated a law enforcement officer.

Pasco County sheriff’s deputies claim 48-year-old Charles T. “Chuck” Barry tried to use the ploy twice recently at a Tampa-area Dunkin’ Donuts.

They said the first time he showed the clerk a badge and a holstered gun, telling him, “See, I am a cop!”

When he returned the next day, the manager wrote down his license plate number.

On Tuesday, deputies set up surveillance at the store and arrested Barry when he returned. They said they found a badge and a .38-caliber revolver in his pocket. He was arrested and later released.

Barry does not have a listed phone number and it couldn’t be determined if he has an attorney.

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