Fake policeman arrested-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A BOGUS policeman is facing charges of direct assault to an agent of a person in authority as well as usurpation of authority and falsification of public documents, police reported Sunday.
Lizandro Zamora, a resident of Sitio Luyahan, Pasonanca village, Zamboanga City, was at that time reeking with liquor, was arrested around 2 p.m. Sunday at a cockpit arena in the village of Tumaga.
Prior to his arrest, Zamora, who claimed to be a policeman, was unruly and even shouted and scolded Police Officer 2 (PO2) Reynaldo Bello, who happened to be in the cockpit, the police said.
Zamora was not aware that Bello is a policeman since the latter was in civilian clothes since he was off duty, the police said.
Responding policemen have arrested Zamora after they noticed the identification card presented to them was faked since the rank indicated is Senior Police Officer 4 but the photograph showed he is dressed with an officer rank of Senior Inspector.
Zamora was detained at the headquarters of the Police Station 7 and appropriate charges are set to be filed against him, the police said.