If you are going to impersonate a police officer, you should know how to wear the uniform.
On Aug. 14, Salt Lake County deputy sheriff Craig Roberts was working as security for the American Stores building, 299 S. Main, when he noticed a man in full Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office uniform walk up to the security desk, according to 3rd District Court charges filed Thursday.The man was wearing a cloth badge on his uniform, a gun belt with gun and corporal bars on his shirt lapels, the charges state. Everything seemed in order, except the bars on the man's lapel, which "did not look right."
Two other officers contacted the man, who after being advised of his rights, "admitted to wearing the uniform on at least six different occasions, impersonating a deputy," the charges state. "He also admitted to impersonating a deputy in June by telephone."
The man, 21, Ogden, has been charged with impersonating a peace officer, a Class B misdemeanor. He is being held at the Salt Lake County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.