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POLICE: Former inmate called jail impersonating LMPD detective

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say they've arrested a man who called Louisville Metro Corrections and impersonated a police detective, telling the staff there that an inmate needed to be released.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident took place on April 26. Police say 35-year-old Joshua Robert Klein called Louisville Metro Corrections "and identified himself as a detective with LMPD, which he is not." Klein allegedly spoke with a corrections officer and began asking about a female inmate in the jail, telling her that the inmate needed to be released.

But police say the corrections officer recognized Klein's voice as one that sounded like a former inmate who had previously been a work aide at the jail.

She was able to spot Klein's name in a database at Metro Corrections, and when she began to question Klein, police say Klein became angry with her, telling her that he would wait for her to get off work and kill her.

The corrections officer hung up the phone and began questioning the inmate Klein had been calling about. The inmate told Klein the caller was probably her boyfriend.

A warrant for Klein's arrest was issued on May 20. He was arrested Tuesday night and charged with impersonating a peace officer and terroristic threatening.

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