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Ohio Man Busted for Impersonating DEA Agent to Collect Parking Fees

dea-badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 21-year-old nightclub security worker in Cleveland has been charged with robbery and impersonating a DEA agent.

Malik Ross, of Youngstown, is accused of sporting a DEA badge and charging people $20 to watch their cars, Cleveland.com reports. 

It’s still unclear where Ross obtained the badge and whether it was real.

Police are still investigating.

The investigation began when three people told police they were approached by Ross and charged $20 to park. One motorist said Ross indicated he was a DEA agent who was providing security for the lot. 

Other Stories of Interest

FBI Recovers Agent’s Stolen Handgun, But Badge And Credentials Still Missing

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has recovered a handgun stolen from an agent’s vehicle in San Francisco over the weekend.

The Los Angeles Times reports that authorities tracked down the gun using surveillance cameras in the area of the theft.

But the agent’s badge and credentials are still missing.

One person was arrested in connection with the stolen handgun, which was reported stolen sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

The recovered gun was identified as a .-40-caliber Glock 27.

FBI Agent’s Gun, Badge, Credentials Stolen from Car in San Francisco

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent reported that someone stole his gun, badge and credentials from his car in San Francisco on Sunday, marking the latest theft of a weapon from law enforcement.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the agent said his car was broken into around 12:30 p.m.

Stolen were a .40-caliber Glock 27, a badge and credentials.

In January, there handguns were stolen from an FBI vehicle parked in the Bay Area. A month later, a handgun was stolen after an ICE agent left the weapon on his car.

ATF Badge, Gun Emerge from Drought-Dry Dam in California After 22 Years

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A fisherman’s catch in a drought-dry dam at Castaic Lake in California was quite the surprise.

Instead of pulling out a fish, the Castaic man reeled in a bag containing a gun and badge issued to an ATF agent, CBSLA.com reports.

The water line has receded 151 feet, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

(Correction: An earlier version of the story mistakenly said the badge was lost by an FBI agent. It was an ATF agent)

Turns out, the backpack was lost by an unidentified ATF agent who was enjoying a day at the lake in 1992 when the bag fell into the water.

“As I opened it up a gun fell out,” the fisherman said. “I opened the wallet and there was a badge. I knew that I better go find the sheriff’s and give it to them.”

Other Stories of Interest

Man Who Impersonated DEA Agent to Impress at Nightclubs Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Benjamin William Mejias seemed to tell anyone who would listen that he was a DEA agent.

He even posted photos of himself on Facebook wearing a DEA insignia and carrying guns and was so brazen that he repeated his story to an Orlando cop while wearing a DEA uniform, a badge and pistol.

On Monday, he was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for what a judge called “stupid” behavior, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

His defense attorney, Mike LaFay, said Mejias did it to impress his wife and others at Orlando nightclubs.
Meijas apologized Monday: “I’m very shameful.”

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Tex Man Posing as FBI Agent Pulled Over at Least One Motorist

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

For some citizens, it might be fun to fantasize about what it would be like to be an FBI agent.  The key is to leave it at just that: a fantasy.  That didn’t happen in Austin, Tex.

Police there are trying to find out about anyone who might have been pulled over in traffic by Armanda Rodriguez, who was impersonating an FBI agent, according to YNN News.

YNN News reports that officers pulled the 31-year-old over in black Ford Expedition outfitted with flashing lights.

At the time, he was attempting to pull over another driver. YNN reported that he made “suspicious comments” to the officer and he was portraying himself as an undercover FBI agent. Officers found fictitious FBI credentials and a badge.

A subsequent search of the apartment turned up more FBI and CIA credentials, military credentials, Marine Corps uniform, handcuffs and a pistol, YNN reported.

 

West Virginia Man Pleads to Selling ATF Badge to an Informant

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It’s good to have an entrepreneurial spirit, but not if it involves thievery.

Timothy Nathan Todd, 41, of Huntington, W. Va. pleaded guilty this week in federal court to selling an ATF badge to an informant working for the local ATF task force last October, according to the Huntington News.

He also admitted that he knew the badge had been stolen from the car of an ATF agent in Huntington, the paper reported.

 

Off-Duty FBI Agent Shoots and Wounds Teenager After Robbery in Cleveland Heights

cleveland heights mapBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

An off-duty FBI agent from Chicago on Monday night shot and wounded a teenager in Cleveland Heights who held up him and a friend, WKYC TV reported.

The station, attributing the information to the Cleveland FBI office, reported that the agent and a friend were returning from dinner around 11 p.m. when they were approached by two armed suspects near a park.

One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victims and said, “Don’t turn around or I will blow your head off,” the station reported, attributing the information to the Cleveland Heights Police.

The suspects stole the FBI agent’s wallet, badge and ID then fled, according to the station. The agent chased the suspects and fired two shots, striking the 15-year-old suspect. The other suspect, 19, was also arrested. The condition of the 15-year-old was not known.