West Bend man accused of impersonating officer

CREATED Mar 24, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 24, 2014

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MEQUON - Mequon Police have arrested a man accused of impersonating a peace officer and questioning two young girls.

Police say two girls, aged 10 and 11, were walking to a park when a car stopped next to them. The man inside the car asked questions about the girls and where they went to school. The man then produced a star-shaped gold badge. 

After driving away, the man later came back and questioned the girls a second time. At that time, police say "information was shared immediately" with other law enforcement agencies.

It turns out, the badge was real. The 19-year-old man from West Bend had signed up for a volunteer police program. He has now been charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer, and further charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as Carrying a Concealed Weapon "will be pursued," per Mequon Police.

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