A man pulled over by policelast week in Brook Park, Ohio, claimed to be, variously, a CIA officer, FBI agent, DEA agent, and a U.S. Treasury agent. The bizarre roadside interaction ended with his arrest on charges of impersonating a federal officer, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
The incident unfolded shortly after 10 p.m. on May 8, when Gregory Candea allegedlyactivated a set of blue police lights in his Ford F350 prior to making an illegal left turn. Interest piqued, Sgt. Harold Duncan of the Brook Park PD stopped the truck and asked for Candea’s license.
“Candea advised Sergeant Duncan that he was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Agent working undercover,” says the complaint. “Sergeant Duncan asked for Candea’s CIA credentials, to which Candea, who was wearing a t-shirt bearing the CIA emblem on his left breast, instead produced a badge bearing the name Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), explaining he also works for the FBI.” Duncan then spotted a pair of handcuffs inside the vehicle, along with a Drug Enforcement Administration badge. After another officer arrived at the scene, Candea said he worked for the U.S. Treasury Department.
Candea had several warrants out for his arrest, a stun gun and paperwork associated with the purchase of numerous firearms and boxes of ammunition.
Candea is from Parma Ohio, which is south of Cleveland, and Northwest of Youngstow.
On his Facebook page I found the following image. SAD
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