Sunday, April 4, 2010

Man arrested for impersonating Buffalo cop

Lemont Overton Hughes was arrested for impersonating a Buffalo police officer.

Buffalo man charged with impersonating a police officer
News Staff Reports

A Buffalo man was arrested this morning on an assortment of charges for allegedly impersonating a police officer, Buffalo police reported.
Police said Lemont Overton Hughes, 39, of Olympic Avenue, pulled over a car at Sussex and Grider streets at around 5 a.m., posed as a police officer and displayed what appeared to be two semiautomatic handguns.

The driver of the car told police that Overton Hughes chased him to a Deerfield Street house and that he then ran into the Erie County Medical Center for safety, according to the police report.
Police arrested Overton Hughes at 160 Deerfield, reporting that he allegedly possessed a stolen federal badge from the FBI. It turned out that the handguns were fake, police reported.

Overton Hughes, who police also identified as Deazir Hughes, was charged with criminal possession of a disguised weapon, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and first-degree criminal impersonation, all felonies, as well as fifth-degree possession of stolen property and second-degree menacing.

The suspect went to great lengths to play the part of a Buffalo Police Officer. Once in custody, he complained about his contract, gave the real police his Hamburg address, and kept demanding his right to free cosmetic surgery.

1 comment:

  1. That guy should be an actor...