WASHINGTON — A Maryland man claiming to be a U.S. Marshall was arrested after police say he accused employees of stealing equipment from his vehicle.
Tyrone Lyons Clancy, of Riva, was arrested Wednesday and charged with impersonating a police officer.
Anne Arundel County Police were called to a business in the 2000 block of West Street in Annapolis around 7 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a police impersonator.
According to police, a white male suspect, later identified as Clancy, entered the store on Sunday to have work done on his vehicle. Clancy identified himself as a U.S. Marshall and indicated that his vehicle was a government vehicle.
When asked for his government account number, he could not provide it. Police say Clancy told employees that the U.S. Marshalls would reimburse the business for the work performed. He then made arrangements to bring his vehicle back in two days for a brake job.
When he returned on Tuesday, he accused employees of stealing equipment from his vehicle. Police say an employee observed a gun and badge prominently displayed on the suspect’s hip and a tactical vest in his vehicle.
When he finally left the business, employees called to report what they believed to be either a police impersonator or a suspicious-acting police officer.
After Clancy was arrested, a search warrant was executed and numerous pieces of police paraphernalia were seized from his home and vehicle. The weapons proved to be Air-soft weapons.
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