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Police arrest Louisville man for impersonating a Metro Parks employee

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Thomas Landford (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Thomas Landford (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police arrested a man they say impersonated a Metro Parks employee.

Thomas Landford, 49, was arrested Monday just after 5 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Brook Street, near South First Street, after police say he wore a Metro Parks uniform shirt and hard hat, and impersonated an employee.

Authorities say Landford had been seen frequently encountering people, including the elderly, telling them he was a city employee. 

Police say Landford had no identification and told them his name was Charles Bincon. Police also say he had an open beer in his pocket.

Police records state that Landford told them he was a Metro Parks employee on official business and that officers should, "let him go about his business."

Police say they contacted Metro Parks and were informed that they did not have an employee by the name of Charles Bincon.

Landford admitted his real identity and told police that he wore the uniform to get free rides on the bus, according to the arrest report.  

Landford is charged with impersonating a public servant, drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place and giving officers a false name.

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