Muldraugh Police arrest man accused of impersonating fire marshal in Shively
Police say he is a former employee of a fire suppression company, "and has some knowledge of the fire code."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police in Muldraugh, Kentucky have arrested a man accused of impersonating a fire marshal in Shively, Kentucky.
Earlier this month, Shively Police had asked to public to be on the lookout for the man. According to a news release, the crime took place on Oct. 1, when the suspect walked into a business in the 4700 block of Rockford Plaza, near the intersection of Rockford Lane and Grandview Drive. (That business has been identified as Plaza Smoke Shop, according to court documents.)
Police say that, while there, 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 had put out a description of the man, who 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.
According to an arrest warrant, the chief of Muldraugh Police saw the surveillance video and recognized the suspect in the video as 67-year-old Danny McManama, a resident of Muldraugh. Police say McManama is a former employee of a fire suppression company, "and has some knowledge of the fire code."
A warrant was issued for McManama's arrest on Monday, Oct. 10, and he was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
He's charged with impersonating a public servant and theft by deception.
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