Shelbyville man accused of impersonating a police officer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shelbyville Police say he posed as a police officer, then robbed his victim. Now, he's in custody.
According to an arrest report, the alleged crime took place on March 23, on Ernest Hawkins Way, near the intersection of 7th St. and Main St. in Shelbyville.
Police say 20-year-old Chivez M. Johnson and an accomplice approached a man, identifying themselves as police officers -- but once they got within arms reach, Johnson allegedly grabbed the man, while the accomplice punched him.
The punch sent the victim to the ground, according to the arrest report, and both men began punching and kicking the man in the head and chest. Police say the accomplice took the man's wallet, which contained $725.
The victim received injuries that required medical attention.
Police say Johnson, who is known in the area, was identified via photograph as one of the attackers.
He was arrested Friday and charged with first degree robbery and impersonating a peace officer.
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