Lowell man accused of impersonating excise officer

2013-12-16T22:00:00Z 2013-12-16T22:12:17Z Lowell man accused of impersonating excise officerTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 16, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

LOWELL | A 51-year-old man was arrested Monday after he went into a Lowell bar and told people there he was an excise officer, police said. 

Ray K. Thompson, of Lowell, faces a charge of impersonating a police officer.

According to a news release from Indiana State Excise Police, Thompson went into the Cliffhangers Bar at 151 Deanna Drive on Dec. 8 and told a bartender and another person at the bar that he was an excise officer.

The bartender started to become suspicious of Thompson when he told them he was recording the conversation and then started to ask questions about the bar's surveillance cameras and security, according to the release.

Excise police said all officers carry a department-issued badge and credentials. Anyone with questions about if a person is actually an officer should ask to see a badge or contact local police.

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