Benjamin Sites, 26, was charged with retail theft and impersonating a public servant after police said he told Kmart management last month to "show him some professional courtesy" because he was a state constable, according to police records.
Store employees stopped Sites when they saw him attempting to remove tags from a jacket while leaving the store. Sites told store management that he was a state constable, but could not produce a badge or identification. He instead showed staff his permit to carry a concealed firearm.
Police said they could find no record of Sites ever being employed as a constable.
A date for his preliminary hearing in Coraopolis District Court was not available.
also responded to the following recent incidents and made the following recent arrests. Each item is a reflection of police records and does not indicate guilt or a conviction.
- Ira Curtis Cook, 51, of Moon, was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance Feb. 18 after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of University Boulevard and Grant Drive. One person was treated at the scene for chest pains following the crash.