Man charged for impersonating an officer in trouble again

RACINE (WITI) -- A Racine man charged with impersonating a police officer is in trouble with the law again. Police say they caught him this weekend carrying a badge, gun and handcuffs.

Last year, police say Tammer Sherid posed as a police officer while he investigated a robbery, handcuffed a suspect and even placed that suspect in the back of his car.

Sherid allegedly works in security -- but now, he's on house arrest.

"It appeared he was holding himself out to be law enforcement," Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete said.

22-year-old Sherid first got the attention of police back in 2012, during a traffic stop in Mount Pleasant.

His car allegedly had "police-type lights," a "police cage" inside and a "siren control box." He also allegedly had a "black hat with the word 'police' stitched on it in the rear window."

Sherid is not an officer of the law.

"He was armed with a taser, a baton, with pepper spray," Chiapete said.

In February of 2013, police say Sherid responded to a robbery in Racine. A criminal complaint says he posed as an officer when he took a witness statement and even apprehended a suspect.

"He actually stopped an individual, again was armed, put handcuffs on that individual, and detained him in his vehicle," Chiapete said.

The man who claimed to represent the law, then found himself on the wrong side of it.

He was charged with impersonating a peace officer, and more.

"As a condition of his bond, he was not to engage in any further private investigation work," Chiapete said.

Sherid allegedly works in security, but was told as a condition of bond, he could only do administrative work.

On February 2nd, 2014, police say Sherid was spotted on patrol at the Sturtevant Sportsplex.

A police report says he had a firearm, pepper spray, handcuffs and a badge that read "Sergeant."

He now faces four new charges, for felony bail jumping.

In all, Sherid faces a dozen charges -- some from a separate domestic incident.

The District Attorney says he has posted bond again, and is on house arrest.