Mount Pleasant hotel officer impersonation, Racine man arrested

A Racine man, 32, was arrested Sunday afternoon, April 17 after police say he falsely identified himself as a police officer at a Mount Pleasant hotel.

Police responded to the hotel on Hospitality Court just off of I-94 and Washington Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. and learned the man showed a badge, gave a badge number and named the department he supposedly worked for. He told the clerk he was doing a "sting operation," looking for people who had checked into the hotel under the names of Perez or Gonzalez.

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According to police, an investigation revealed the man was not and has never been a police officer. He was taken to jail on a charge of impersonating a peace officer.

Mount Pleasant police said anyone who may doubt the identity of someone who claims to be a police officer should contact dispatch to have an officer sent to their location to confirm the identity. 


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