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Police: Man Claimed to Be Undercover Detective

Police said Mark Eugene Elmer of Odenton displayed a badge in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings in Annapolis.

An Odenton man faces multiple charges after witnesses told police he claimed to be an undercover detective and conducted field sobriety tests in Annapolis on Tuesday night.

Officers responded at approximately 10:51 p.m. Tuesday to the parking lot of in the 2300 block of Forest Drive in Annapolis for a report of a man claiming to be a police officer.

Police said Mark Eugene Elmer, 31, of Odenton was apprehended at the scene in his Ford Explorer and charged with impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct.

Witnesses reported that a man in the parking lot displayed a badge and claimed to be an undercover detective, according to a release from the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

The victims told police the man asked them to show identification and had one individual perform sobriety tests.

In a separate incident, two other victims said a man identified himself as a detective and requested their identification in the parking lot. They reportedly drove away and contacted police.

Through an investigation, police linked Elmer to both incidents.

Editor's note: This article has been updated from a previous version to remove the address provided by police since Patch learned Elmer no longer lives there.

Karen Essen May 23, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Charged with impersonating a police officer?!? What, does he work for the Annapolis Police Department? ;)

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