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The US citizen without his police uniform. The US citizen without his police uniform.

US man arrested for impersonating police officer in Playa del Carmen

He was wearing a bullet proof vest, police badge and carrying a baton

A U.S. citizen was arrested for dressing up as a police officer in Playa del Carmen.

Patrick “N,” 22, was wearing a uniform with a shirt marked “City Police,” a bullet proof vest and a black cap with a police badge, and was armed with a baton.

He was detained in a vehicle along with other passengers which municipal police determined to be suspicious in the north of the city just off the Cancún-Tulum highway.

The foreigner was unable answer the officers’ questions convincingly and was turned over to state prosecutors. It is unclear why the man had dressed up as a police officer or whether he spoke Spanish.

With reports from Noticias Pedro Canche

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