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'State Agent' garb leads to arrest of Bourbon Street bouncer

1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago Monday, November 27 2017 Nov 27, 2017 November 27, 2017 2:38 PM November 27, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: WWL

NEW ORLEANS- The armed man running down Bourbon Street wasn't a police officer, but he looked the part.

A state police news release says troopers patrolling New Orleans' French Quarter late Saturday spotted a man wearing a gun belt and a bullet-proof vest emblazoned with the words "State Agent." He was chasing another man, whom troopers helped apprehend.

The release says that as troopers handcuffed the captured man, the man in tactical gear stunned him with a Taser.

Later, troopers learned the man in the "State Agent" vest was actually a Bourbon Street bar bouncer.

Police say 39-year-old Wayne Lozier Jr. faces charges of aggravated battery and impersonating an officer. Records show he hasn't entered a plea.

The unidentified second man was not arrested. Officials didn't say what prompted the foot chase.

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