A man and woman face several charges after allegedly telling Roswell police officers they were security guards while driving a car with police markings.
Samantha Ferbee and Gary Gaston, both of Jonesboro, allegedly drove into a Del Taco parking lot off Mansell Road on Sunday in a car that was marked with a K9 emblem and emergency 911 emblems among others, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Real officers spotted the car and became suspicious, Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told Channel 2. Ferbee and Gaston were allegedly wearing clothes that looked like police uniforms.
“They told (the officers) they were from a bail bondsman but had no paperwork,” Holland said.
The officers searched their car and found fake guns, handcuffs, vests and more pretend police paraphernalia, she said.
“Everything was props or replicas, so they could fool people into believing that they are who they say they are,” Holland told the news station.
Both suspects face a charge of impersonating a public officer, according to Fulton County jail records. Gaston faces additional charges of illegal use of siren, illegal use of lights, use of blue lights during the commission of a felony and personal use of a prohibited law enforcement vehicle with markings.
They told Channel 2 they are bounty hunters and do security work.
“We had gas guns, rubber bullets,” Gaston said. “We use these things for simulation training.”
Ferbee was released from jail Monday on a $3,000 bond, while Gaston bonded out the next day for $7,000, according to records.
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