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Oshawa man accused of impersonating a police officer

11/11/2014 02:52 EST | Updated 01/11/2015 05:59 EST
An Oshawa man is accused of impersonating a police officer after he was spotted waiting for a bus while wearing a Toronto police uniform.

Durham Regional Police say that one of their officers saw a man waiting for a bus in Oshawa on Monday evening.

Police say the officer thought it was strange for an out-of-town officer to be riding public transportation while in uniform.

After an interview, police determined that the man "had obtained the various uniform items online," including the shirt from a Toronto uniform, as well as a police notebook and a duty belt.

The 51-year-old man was arrested without incident. He faces charges of impersonation of a police officer and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5100.

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