Originally Posted by ChuteTheMall
Open carry would have prevented this.
But still this guy should be charged with brandishing.
Unless his stupid badge had the word "police" on it, I doubt there is any basis for the impersonation charge based upon what has been posted. Displaying those CCW badges is not a crime, but his stupidity should be.
(b) A person commits criminal impersonation who pretends to be a law enforcement officer for the purpose of:
(1) Engaging in an activity that is ordinarily and customarily an activity established by law as a law enforcement activity; and
(2) Causing another to believe that the person is a law enforcement officer.
In attempting to brandish a badge to enforce a parking ordinance, he easily met the criminal impersonation statute.