48-year-old Albert McDaniel, of Titusville, is a former U.S. corrections extradition officer who was terminated from his employment in July 2018 but did not turn in his badge that does not expire until December 31, 2020.
A few minutes later, police were able to locate McDaniel driving a gold Buick and pulled him over for illegal tint.
During the stop, the Florida man showed police his badge and asked not to be ticketed “as a professional courtesy.”
Police then asked McDaniel about his law enforcement employment.
McDaniel told police that he was working 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off because he was on light duty and collecting workers compensation.
But when police called his employer to confirm his story, they learned that he was terminated in July 2018.
The arrest affidavit notes that the Titusville Police Department had received several complaints in the past from other local restaurants that someone matching McDaniel’s description asked for a law enforcement discount.
When police informed McDaniel that he was being placed under arrest for impersonating a police officer, the Florida man said that he only displayed his credentials as a U.S. Corrections Agent and not as a police officer so he did not believe that he was committing a crime.