Suspect accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal


Mesa police have arrested a man for allegedly impersonating a U.S. Marshal.

Police say Richard Ciancuillo was wearing a shirt with the words "Fugitive Recovery Agent" on it.

"The defendant was wearing (a) black polo shirt with a star insignia on it that said Fugitive Recovery Agent," stated the police report.

They also say he was carrying a loaded handgun and had a bag that said, U.S. Marshal.

According to the police report, "he had a Glock handgun in a holster on his right hip on a tactical belt. He had Smith and Wesson handcuffs in a case on hisright side behind the gun."

Officers say Ciancuillo ordered people on the patio of a bar to leave, telling them he was a U.S. Marshal.

When police asked for ID, "he said his badge is fine," stated the police report. When officers insisted on credentials, "he handed me a concealed weapons permit."

Police say Ciancuillo was disarmed without incident and detained in handcuffs.

Ciancuillo is now facing a felony charge of impersonating an officer.

To read the entire police report, click here.

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