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Louisville man accused of impersonating a peace officer at area bar

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Duane Robinson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Duane Robinson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have arrested and charged a man who is accused of impersonating a Kentucky Department of Corrections officer.

According to an arrest warrant, the alleged crime took place on Dec. 13.

Authorities say 40-year-old Duane Robinson was working security at Barasti Bar & Grill on S. 3rd Street, near W. Oak Street -- and while doing so, he intentionally gave the impression he had "police officer powers." According to the arrest warrant, he had been wearing a jacket with shoulder patches from the Depart of Corrections, as well as a tactical gun belt with a baton, mace, a firearm, handcuffs and a hand-held radio.

He was allegedly being paid $25 per hour to provide security there.

A warrant was issued for Robinson's arrest on Dec. 29, and he was taken into custody on Sunday, Jan. 3, just before 3 a.m. He is charged with impersonating a peace officer and acting as armed security without a license.

According to the arrest warrant, he was previously charged with impersonating a peace officer in May 2015, but that charged was amended down to attempted impersonation of a peace officer -- a charge he pleaded guilty to later that year, according to the warrant.

RELATED: DOC employees investigated for allegedly impersonating police officers.

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