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Couple Try To Board LA Plane Posings As Cops

From a closed-mouthed Reuters:

Two arrested for posing as police at L.A. airport

Sat Mar 17

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man and a woman posing as police officers were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport as they tried to board a plane with a gun, a spokeswoman for the airport police said on Saturday.

The two were arrested on Friday after they claimed to be officers with authority to transport a prisoner out of state and the woman told airport security staff that she was carrying a gun and produced paperwork “implying they were authorized to carry firearms onto an aircraft,” officer Belinda Nettles said in a statement.

Airport police made checks and discovered the two were not police officers and that the woman did not have a permit to carry the gun. Both were arrested for impersonating officers and the woman was also arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, Nettles said. She did not give their names.

Federal authorities are assisting with the investigation.

 Bizarre.

These kind of incidents seem to be way up.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, March 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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