Police: Man Posed as Officer, Tried to Get Discounted Coffee

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 12, 2017US News
Police: Man Posed as Officer, Tried to Get Discounted Coffee
Beverage cups featuring the logo of Starbucks Coffee.(Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee.

WIVB-TV reports the man, Mark Stetter, flashed a fake badge and gun at a Starbucks in Buffalo around 11 p.m. Friday. Police say the man claimed he was a detective and asked for a discount.

Authorities say the man then left Starbucks and tried to get into Spot Coffee after closing time by claiming he was a police officer. He was later arrested.

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A Starbucks coffee sits on a table at a Starbucks store. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police say the man was carrying a BB gun.

Police have charged the 48-year-old Buffalo man with criminal trespassing, criminal impersonation of a police officer and menacing.

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