According to the Anniston Star 31 year old Robert Thomas Blackwell, Jr. was witnessed walking down the street wearing an Anniston police badge on his belt; the person who saw the badge was a lieutenant with the police department – and he didn’t recognize the man wearing the badge – so he turned around and went back to speak with the individual.
The lieutenant confronted Blackwell and noticed that the badge wasn’t official, and was merely a small replica that officers usually wear on their jackets. When Blackwell claimed that he worked for the department, the lieutenant knew he was lying and placed him under arrest.
He was transported to the Calhoun County Jail where his bond was set at $10,000.
Blackwell is scheduled to appear in court on January 13th (2014).