California man dressed as deputy arrested at airport
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested after allegedly pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy at Sacramento International Airport.
The Sheriff’s Department says a deputy was called to the airport Wednesday night by a report of a possible abandoned police car.
He encountered 33-year-old Brad Beaver, who was leaving the terminal. Authorities say Beaver had parked his car in a loading zone and was wearing a deputy’s uniform complete with a badge and a Glock handgun.
The suspicious deputy held Beaver. Authorities who searched Beaver’s Folsom home say they found guns, ammunition, ballistic vests, badges and sheriff’s insignia.
Authorities say Beaver never worked as a peace officer in California. He was arrested on suspicion of having illegal weapons and impersonating an office.
It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.