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Bossier man jailed for claiming to be officer

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Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:02 AM
Source: AP

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Topics: GREENWOOD, CLAIMING, OFFICER, JAIL, BOSSIER CITY

GREENWOOD- Claiming to be an officer resulted in not getting a ticket, but instead a trip to jail for a Bossier City man.

The Times reports Greenwood police stopped 41-year-old Melvin Shupert on Interstate 20 Sunday for not having a license plate.

Investigators say Shupert allegedly told the officer that was because he was an undercover narcotics officer with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.

When Greenwood officers called Bossier deputies, they found he was not an employee of the sheriff's office.

Shupert was booked with resisting an officer and impersonation of a peace officer.

It was unclear whether Shupert has an attorney.

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