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POLICE: Louisville man posed as cop, unlawfully searched victim's car

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Todd Mettling (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Todd Mettling (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after he pretended to be a police officer so he could steal various items from a victim's car.

According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 3:30 a.m.

Police say 34-year-old Todd Mettling used white flashing lights to pull a man over as he was driving in the area of the Kroger on Bardstown Road, near Seatonville Road.

According to the arrest report, Mettling told the victim -- falsely -- that he was a police officer and ordered him to pull around to the rear of the store and get out of his car. Mettling then proceeded to search the victim's vehicle, according to police, stealing several items, including a credit card.

Police say Mettling later tried to use the victim's stolen credit card in Mt. Washington.

Mettling was arrested and charged with second degree robbery and impersonating a peace officer.

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