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Man accused of impersonating police officer at Walmart

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Jody Parker (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center) Jody Parker (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center)
CAMDEN, SC (WIS) -

Wearing a shirt and hat with the word "police" does not make one a police officer.

A Camden Police officer wearing civilian clothes noticed a man in the Camden Walmart this week wearing items that suggested he was a police officer. According to the arrest report, the man was wearing a shirt and hat that had the word "police" on them and a badge that said "Fugitive Recovery Agent" hanging from a chain around his neck.

When the officer approached the man and asked him if he was a police officer, the report says the man replied, "Yeah, how can I help you?" The Camden officer repeated his question and asked him what department he worked for.

"The subject then began to get nervous and stated, 'How can I help you?'" says the report. The Camden officer identified himself as a member of the police force and showed his badge.

As the officer escorted the man to the Walmart security office, "the subject stated, 'I used to be a cop,'" according to the police report.

Jody Sean Parker, 35, of Bethune was charged with impersonating a police officer.

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