Detectives looking for fake cop with police gear, SUV

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Detectives said Antonio L. Coddute-Farrison, 24, has a history of impersonating police and is believed to be in possession of various law enforcement items, including weapons, a Taser, handcuffs and body armor/bullet proof vests.

EVERETT, Wash. - Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man who they say has a penchant for posing as a police officer and is believed to have various law enforcement gear, including a former police vehicle.

Police said they have probable cause to arrest 24-year-old Antonio L. Coddute-Farrison on charges of criminal impersonation of a police officer and illegal possession of firearms.

Detectives said Coddute-Farrison has a history of impersonating police and is believed to be in possession of various law enforcement items, including weapons, a Taser, handcuffs and body armor/bulletproof vests. 

On Saturday, Coddute-Farrison attended a gun show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.  When security asked if he was armed, he reportedly said he was, but explained he was an undercover detective with Washington State Patrol and displayed what appeared to be an authentic badge, according to detectives.

Coddute-Farrison was driving a retired Sheriff’s Office Ford Expedition which is equipped with lights and a siren. 

Coddute-Farrison is black, 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone who may have information about Coddute-Farrison or his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 425-388-3845.  Detectives would also like to speak to anyone who may have been stopped by Coddute-Farrsion while he was posing as a police officer.

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