Cops: Cobb woman claims to be federal agent for Chick-fil-A discount

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Cops: Cobb woman claims to be federal agent for Chick-fil-A discount

A Marietta woman is accused of claiming to be a federal law enforcement agent to get discounted Chick-fil-A meals.

Tara Marie Solem was arrested on charges of impersonating an officer and disorderly conduct after the July 5 incident, according to a police warrant.

Solem first tried to convince the eatery’s drive-through worker that she was a federal agent. When that didn’t work she went inside.

Mugshot of Tara Solem (Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

At the counter of the Macland Cross Circle chicken joint, she argued with two managers, hurling expletives within earshot of a few children, cops wrote.

Still trying to get some discounted food, she flashed a badge in a black wallet to the managers, police said.

“She stated that she was undercover and that for them asking her to be in uniform would blow her cover and possible [sic] get her killed,” according to the warrant.

Solem called the restaurant chain’s corporate office to complain and gave the name, “Agent Solem.”

At one point during the incident, Solem changed her story, saying that she was an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

The officer writing the warrant said they checked with GBI, and the agency had no record of “Agent Solem.”

Solem paid $7,370 to bond out of Cobb County jail less than 10 hours after being booked. Her next court date was not listed in the county’s magistrate court system.

A corporate Chick-fil-A spokesman said individual franchises are allowed to set their own discount policies.

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