Grove City Police Say Man Posing As Law Enforcement Officer

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The owner of a Grove City drive-thru is urging other store owners to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer of the law. 

The owner told police the man arrived at the Fast Stop Drive Thru on Southwest Boulevard in Grove City dressed in a suit and claimed to be a member of law enforcement.

According to the police report, the store owner said the suspect "stated he was a deputy collecting money for police and veterans.  He wanted a cash donation."

But police said when the owner of the drive thru pressured the man for identification, the store owner said the suspect "was refusing to show any identification then left the store."

The store owner said he pulled out his cell phone camera and started taking photos of this imposter as evidence.

Witnesses said the small black Mazda then stopped at the business next door.

The owner of that store told police, the same suspect told him "he was an undercover police officer" and tried to get him "give cash for hurt army men that had been in the war."

Neither business owner gave the man money.

They said the man was wearing a nice black suit and a blue shirt and had dirty teeth.

Impersonating a peace officer is a misdemeanor.

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