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PCSO: Man arrested for false officer impersonation while attempting donut discount

 PCSO: Man arrested for false officer impersonation while attempting donut discount

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (970 WFLA) -- Deputies with the Pasco Sheriff's Office arrested Charles T. "Chuck" Barry, on one count of false impersonation of a law enforcement officer and improper exhibition of a firearm.

Deputies said Barry drove through the Dunkin Donut Drive Thru at 10829 State Road 54 in Trinity on November 6. 

Deputies said Barry displayed a law enforcement sheriff star badge and identified himself as law enforcement and requested a discount on his order of donuts.

When he was refused a discount, deputies said Barry held up a firearm which was still in a holster and stated, "See I am a cop!"   

According to the PCSO, the witness said Barry never pointed the firearm at him and never took it out of his holster but did display it to him.

The next day, deputies said Barry again came through the drive thru and his vehicle tag was obtained by the manager.

On November 12, deputies said surveillance was set up at Dunkin Donuts and a deputy with the Pasco Sheriff's Office observed Barry driving away from the business. According to PCSO, a traffic stop was conducted and while speaking with Barry the deputy observed he had a law enforcement badge in his wallet. Deputies said he was also carrying a .38 caliber revolver in his front pocket. He was positively identified by store personnel and arrested on above mentioned charges, according to PCSO.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is also asking the public if this individual presented himself as a law enforcement officer in any other situations.  If so, the public is asked to contact the Pasco Sheriff's Office crime tips line at 1-800-706-2488.

Photo provided by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office

 

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