California man arrested for impersonating officer

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Police arrested a 25-year-old man with California identification after he reportedly impersonated a federal agent while in Twin Falls.

According to court documents, investigators with the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshal’s Office were made aware that Daniel Michael Richardson was in Idaho apparently impersonating an officer and reportedly did the same in Arizona.

Investigators received a statement from a woman who said she met Richardson on a dating website called Plenty of Fish. In early March, she told police she’d met up with Richardson and he allegedly told her he was a federal investigator.

On a couple of occasions he gave the woman rides and later urged the woman to smoke marijuana. When she tried to put some distance between her and him, Richardson allegedly threatened to call Child Protective Services and the police on her. According to court documents, he told the woman he had a body camera on and “if he was her he would apologies and not piss him off.” She later told him if he didn’t stop, she was going to contact law enforcement.

Police learned that Richardson was a convicted felon and believed he had a 9mm pistol in his possession.

The courts arraigned Richardson on felony for impersonating an officer and felony unlawful possession of a firearm.

His bond was set at $100,000. Richardson’s arraignment is set for Friday.



 
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