POLICE: Man arrested for impersonating police officer at Thurman Hutchins Park
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been accused of committing a robbery, while pretending to be a police officer.
According to an arrest report, it happened on June 2 at Thurman Hutchins Park, near River Road, just after midnight.
Police say 27-year-old Jeffery B. Zdunek and an accomplice were dressed in bullet-proof vests with police badges and handguns when they approached a man sitting in his vehicle in the park.
The accomplice allegedly tapped the victim's window with his handgun and Zdunek approached him from the passenger side window, "as though he were a police officer."
Police say the accomplice identified himself and Zdunek as police officers, and when the victim asked the men what he did wrong, one of the men punched him.
The accomplice then searched the victim's vehicle, while police say Zdunek, "interviewed and detained him."
The accomplice then took the victim's radar detector, claiming that it was illegal to have, according to the arrest report.
Police say both men assaulted the victim and took his property "while pretending to be police officers," and that it was all recorded on the victim's dash-cam.
Zdunek was arrested, questioned and gave a "full confession" to the officers. He is charged with first degree robbery, unlawful imprisonment and impersonating a peace officer.
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