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FBI Impersonator Picks the Wrong Home (Gets ticklethewire.com Hot Dog Award)

hot dogBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

In the spirit of the Academy Awards comes the Hot Dog Award — and it goes to Santiago Contreras.

Authorities say he impersonated an FBI agent with a search warrant and tried to talk his way into a home in Middletown, N.Y., according to a police press release.

Problem was it was the home of the Middletown Police Chief Ramon Bethencourt, according to the Times Herald-Record.

Santiago Contreras/police photo

Santiago Contreras/police photo

The paper says Contreras  knocked on the door at 9:18 a.m., said he was with the FBI, flashed ID and a sheet of paper and said he had a search warrant to search the house.

The paper said the chief asked to see the ID again and Contreras left. He was arrested nearby with plastic gloves and a homemade plastic shank.

Authorities said he picked the house at random, the paper reported.