Cop Impersonator Nabbed in San Bruno

A San Carlos man is in trouble with local police after trying to pass himself off as a cop.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011  |  Updated 2:41 PM PDT
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Cop Impersonator Nabbed in San Bruno

Damian Trujillo

The wrong person to flash a fake police officers' badge in front of? A real cop, for starters.

This is the lesson a San Carlos man learned, after he flashed a fake badge to real sheriff's deputies multiple times between June 21 and July 11, according to Bay Area News Group.

Michael Anthony Juricich, 48, of San Carlos, tried to pass himself off as a real cop to deputies at a jail in order to receive a custody document. He wasn't arrested until Friday afternoon, and police did not say whether or not he received the material requested.

He has never been a cop and it is unclear why he tried to pretend to be one.

Juricich is out on $10,000 bail, but cops are asking the public if anyone else has been flashed by his phony badge. If so, they are asked to contact Detective Victor Bertolozzi at 650-363-4057, according to the newspaper.
 

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