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.