Police Impersonator Arrested
Loudoun County, VA â€“ A 21-year-old Sterling, Virginia man was charged last week in connection with a December 2011 incident where he brandished a firearm and held a female against her will while claiming he was a police officer.
Members of the Loudoun County Sheriffâ€™s Office arrested Jose L. Rivera-Laboy on Thursday, January 19, 2012 and charged him with kidnapping, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, brandishing a firearm and two counts of impersonating a police officer.
The arrest stems from the investigation into a December 14, 2011, incident where a 16-year-old female was walking in the area of E. Dartmouth Drive around 4 p.m. when she and a friend were approached by two known teenaged females and an unknown male. The 16-year-old victim had been involved previously in an altercation with one of the two teenaged females. During the encounter the subject indicated he was a cop and at one point exposed a firearm that he was carrying in his waistband.
Later, the subject went into the residence with the victimâ€™s friend and also claimed to her mother that he was a police officer from Maryland.
During the course of the investigation the subject was identified as a boyfriend of one of the two known teenaged females. Rivera-Laboy was apprehended near his home last Thursday and remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
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