[ISN] Dallas police seeking impostor who helped make arrests

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 04:31:13 -0500 (CDT)

The Dallas Morning News
April 28, 2009

A 21-year-old man claiming to be in the military helped Dallas patrol 
officers answer calls and make arrests, and he accompanied them on a 
ride-along, but officials say he was the one taking police for a ride.

The impostor, identified as Ryan Caskey, wore a bulletproof vest and 
carried a U.S. Marine military police badge and a Glock, which he 
reportedly drew from its holster as he kicked in a door at a Far North 
Dallas apartment.

Authorities said Caskey, who is wanted for questioning, claimed to be in 
an FBI task force, had the cop lingo and swagger down pat, and followed 
officers in his black Crown Victoria with red and blue flashing lights 
in the dashboard.

"They just assumed that with his credentials that he was legit," said 
Lt. Andy Harvey, a Dallas police spokesman. "I guess the more he did, 
the more he felt comfortable doing it."


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