Investigators: Man with gun, fake badge attempts to make arrests

by: Dave Huddleston Updated:

PALMETTO, Ga. - A Coweta County man is facing charges of impersonating a police officer with a gun and a fake badge.

Palmetto police arrested Michael Libri, 41, after police said he pulled over a car and made the driver get out of and hand over personal information.

Police said Libri had on clothes that resembled a police uniform, handcuffs, a badge and a gun when he made the stop.

Investigators arrested Libri after the victim called police to complain about being stopped for no reason.

The victim told police that Libri told them he was working as a private investigator trying to find a 15-year-old runaway who may be in danger.

Sgt. Lee Gragg of the Palmetto Police Department said they are now looking for the 15-year-old girl and if Libri stopped any other drivers.

"Mr. Libri, I believe, had good intentions on trying to find the juvenile, he just got caught up and went over the line," Gragg told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston.

Libri now faces numerous charges, including impersonating an officer, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm while impersonating an officer.



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