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WANTED: Shively Police looking for man accused of posing as fire marshal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Shively Police Department is asking for the public's help to find an alleged imposter posing as a fire marshal.

According to a news release, the suspect's actions took place on Saturday, Oct. 1, when he allegedly walked into a business in the 4700 block of Rockford Plaza, near the intersection of Rockford Lane and Grandview Drive, and posed as a fire marshal for the city.

"Never seen activity like this before here so this is new," said Cherie Bohannon, who owns a nearby business. 

Police say the suspect pretended to do an inspection, then charged the business owner $30.

"It wasn't until later, I believe the store owner wanted to follow up with something, actually called to speak with our actual fire marshal and that's when it all kind of came to light," said Shively Police Dept. Sgt. Josh Myers. 

Police say the man was a passenger in a silver Saturn (possibly a Saturn Ion) with a partial license plate of 551-???. The driver of that vehicle was a white male wearing what appeared to be a white shirt.

The suspect's picture, as well as images of the vehicle, are shown at right.

"These pictures are great," Myers said. "I feel very confident that somebody's gonna know him." 

Police also want to know if he's hit your business and warn others about the suspected imposter. 

"It's frustrating because as a little small community here, we look out for each other," Bohannon said. "I think he should be found so he doesn't do it to anyone else." 

Anyone with information should contact the Shively Police Department at (502) 448-6181 or our tips line at (502) 930-2SPD (2773)."

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