Police: Man posed as cop for coin deal

2012-10-22T11:30:00Z 2012-10-22T18:48:16Z Police: Man posed as cop for coin dealBy Joyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222 nwitimes.com

PORTAGE | A North Judson man thought telling a store owner he was a police officer would get him a better deal on the sale of collectible coins Friday.

Instead, it landed him in jail.

Donald Doyle, 28, of North Judson, was arrested Friday and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a Class D felony.

Police were called to The eStates, 3101 Willowcreek Road, after Doyle allegedly got into an argument with the store's owner over the sale of his coin collection.

According to police, during the argument, Doyle told the owner he was a police officer and when asked for identification, Doyle opened his wallet and displayed a pink card, according to the report. That's when the owner called police.

Doyle was located in the parking lot of another retail area on Willowcreek Road and, when questioned by police, allegedly admitted he identified himself as a police officer. Police said he flashed his wallet acting like he had police credentials because he believed "cops" get special treatment and wanted to get the best deal for his coin collection.

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