James sends us a link to the Marine Corps Times’ Gina Cavallaro reportage of the arrest of Skyler Whalen, who we discussed over a year ago when he was pretending to be a Gunnery Sergeant. Now it seems that he is pretending to be a police officer, and the cops aren’t amused;
An off-duty police officer caught Whalen wearing a badge, ballistic vest, handcuffs, radio and gun. Whalen said he was responding to a 911 emergency hang-up call. His fakery was clear, according to the police report.
Whalen fled in his Ford Explorer, then was stopped and taken into custody after admitting he was posing as a cop, the report said.
In his vehicle, police found the law enforcement gear, including a rifle and police department business cards with his name on them, the report said.
A passenger told Kingman police he believed he was on a real “police ride-along” with Whalen.
So do you think he’s finally learned his lesson? Well, according to his neighbors, when the police released Whalen, he went home and they saw him leaving in a Marine uniform.