Local man arrested for impersonating a police officer

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THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD)- After being pulled over for a traffic violation a man acted as if he was a police official to get out the trouble.

An Assumption Parish Sheriff ‘s Office officer pulled over Jamar Anthony Joseph, 38, when he claimed he was a full-time shift patrolman for the Thibodaux Police Department.

Joseph was still given a traffic violation ticket and the officer checked if the violator was actually part of the Thibodaux Police Department.

The deputy confirmed Joseph had never been a patrolman for the City of Thibodaux and at this time was a convicted felon on probation, according to Assumption Parish Sheriff ‘s Office.

Joseph was arrested on July 9 and charged on September 4. The man is charged for ‘Personation of a Peace Officer’ and ‘Probation Violation’.

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