Security guard cited for impersonating officer, demanding free food at McDonald’s www.privateofficer.com
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. Aug 8 2012
Scott Township police said they cited a man for impersonating an Allegheny County police detective after he demanded free food at a local McDonald’s.
Charles Jones was cited on a misdemeanor charge of impersonating a public servant, police said.
Investigators said Jones demanded free food from staff at a McDonald’s restaurant on Route 50.
“He wanted them to believe he was a police officer and on duty so that he could get free food. Kind of ridiculous,” said Sgt. Jeff Skees.
Channel 11′s Renee Kaminski spoke to Jones on Tuesday, who said the charges are a misunderstanding.
Jones claims that he would tease workers at the restaurant but never claimed to be an Allegheny County police detective.
“Do I look like I can’t afford to buy my own hamburger?” Jones said to Kaminski.
Jones said he works as a private investigator and security guard.