Cops: Man Impersonates Officer, Tries to Arrest Mayor

He allegedly claimed to be FBI agent

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 11, 2014 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police in the small town of Weaver, Alabama, say a man pretending to be an FBI agent showed up at City Hall in a failed attempt to arrest the mayor, reports the Anniston Star. When he was told the mayor wasn't there, Bobby Beck held up a pair of handcuffs and promised to return. Police tracked down the 59-year-old thanks to surveillance video and a partial license plate, and he told them he wanted to arrest the part-time mayor "because it's against the law for a mayor to be anything but full time," reports al.com. Beck, who had a semiautomatic pistol at City Hall, faces a slew of charges, including impersonating a peace officer and making a terroristic threat. (Click to read about another tale of another alleged impersonator who had the bad luck to pull over a real cop.)

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