Fake police badge
Thursday, July 12, 2012
LEE COUNTY — A man with a silver police-style badge was arrested Wednesday at the Southwest Florida International Airport after authorities found he was carrying knives and learned he was not actually a law enforcement officer.
An arrest report said another traveler called police after noticing 28-year-old Joshua A. Watson acting suspicious and carrying a badge that said “POLICE” as if he were an officer.
Around 3:45 p.m., a Lee County Port Authority police officer stopped Watson, who was wearing camouflage pants, a black shirt and tan boots. When asked, Watson said he was not a police officer but was a kung fu instructor.
Officers found a pocket knife in Watson’s front pocket and a second knife on the man’s back in a black sheath attached to his belt. An arrest report did not say why he was carrying the knives.
After learning Watson did not have a concealed-weapons permit, officers arrested the 28-year-old and took him to the Lee County jail.
Watson, of Cape Coral, faces charges of impersonating an officer and carrying a concealed weapon. Jail records show Watson was released early Thursday after posting $2,000 in bond. Scripps Lighthouse
© 2012 Scripps Newspaper Group — Online
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