By TANYA EISERER
The Dallas Morning News
April 28, 2009
A 21-year-old man claiming to be in the military helped Dallas patrol
officers answer calls and make arrests, and he accompanied them on a
ride-along, but officials say he was the one taking police for a ride.
The impostor, identified as Ryan Caskey, wore a bulletproof vest and
carried a U.S. Marine military police badge and a Glock, which he
reportedly drew from its holster as he kicked in a door at a Far North
Authorities said Caskey, who is wanted for questioning, claimed to be in
an FBI task force, had the cop lingo and swagger down pat, and followed
officers in his black Crown Victoria with red and blue flashing lights
in the dashboard.
"They just assumed that with his credentials that he was legit," said
Lt. Andy Harvey, a Dallas police spokesman. "I guess the more he did,
the more he felt comfortable doing it."
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