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Deputy imposter gives pat down, gets arrested

HUDSON — Shortly before 5 p.m. last Tuesday, deputies say, a man with "Respect" inked on his neck walked to a bus stop and told everyone there that he was a deputy.

Edward Devon D'Agosta, who turned 30 Monday, pulled one man aside for a pat-down search and threatened to take him to jail, a Pasco Sheriff's report states. When deputies arrived D'Agosta approached them and identified himself as "Edward, a deputy with Citrus County."

A deputy looked him over and asked D'Agosta if he was working undercover, to which he replied yes.

A quick call to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office ruined D'Agosta's guise. Real deputies arrested him on a charge of impersonating an officer. D'Agosta, of Aripeka, has since been released from the Land O'Lakes jail on $5,000 bail.

Deputy imposter gives pat down, gets arrested 07/08/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:23am]

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