Man impersonates officer to try and get discount on donuts

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TRINITY, FL. - Pasco County Sheriff Deputies arrest a man after he tried to get a discount on donuts by impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Deputies say 48-year-old Charles "Chuck" Barry went to the drive-thru of a Trinity Dunkin' Donuts last week, and after identifying himself as law enforcement, asked for a discount on his order of donuts.

When the clerk refused to give him the discount, Barry allegedly held up a gun -- still in its holster -- and said, "See, I'm a cop!" The witness told investigators Barry never pointed the gun at him or took it out of its holster.

The next day he went through the drive-thru again and the manager took down his license plate tag.

On November 12, surveillance was set up at Dunkin Donuts and a Deputy with the Pasco Sheriff's Office observed Barry driving away from the business. A traffic stop was conducted and while speaking with Barry the deputy observed he had a law enforcement badge in his wallet. He was also carrying a .38 caliber revolver in his front pocket. He was positively identified by store personnel and arrested on above mentioned charges.

Barry was charged with one count of False Impersonation of a law Enforcement Officer and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm.