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Old Feb 27, 2009, 2:57 AM
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Default Cops: Man late for flight claims to be air marshal

MIAMI – Authorities say a man running late for a flight flashed a fake police badge to airline workers and claimed to be an air marshal so they would let him through the gate. Miami-Dade police said a 49-year-old man was booked on a flight to Los Angeles Wednesday night, but the gate had already closed and the plane was departing. After he showed the fake badge and claimed to be an air marshal, employees stopped the plane and let him board.

But real air marshals already on the plane recognized his fake badge and kicked him off.

Not content with avoiding arrest, police said the man went to an airport bar and began loudly complaining about missing his flight. That's when airport police arrested him.

The man was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.

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Old Feb 27, 2009, 3:54 AM
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I'm guessing he was also at the airport bar before he discovered he was late.
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 8:53 AM
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He nearly got away with it!! lol
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 3:13 PM
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How Funny!!

About a year ago I had some nutcase come up to ticket counter. Wanted a ticket for next flight, yet had no money or way to pay. He said that voices had come to him in the night telling him it was his destiny to be on that flight and I had to let him have ticket or it could change the future for everyone. I told him I completly understand his need however there were voices telling me that it was my destiny to collect the money from him first. He said he was confused and walked away. Wow....never fails to amaze me how people can be.
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 4:45 AM
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How Funny!!

About a year ago I had some nutcase come up to ticket counter. Wanted a ticket for next flight, yet had no money or way to pay. He said that voices had come to him in the night telling him it was his destiny to be on that flight and I had to let him have ticket or it could change the future for everyone. I told him I completly understand his need however there were voices telling me that it was my destiny to collect the money from him first. He said he was confused and walked away. Wow....never fails to amaze me how people can be.
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that actually made me chuckle a little, working in Reservations you get the people all the time who want something for free....that takes the cake though. very funny
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 3:59 AM
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It is a FEDERAL OFFENSE to impersonate anyone of law enforcement authority. I am very surprised the air marshals did not arrest him on the spot.
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