Deputies: 2 men impersonating officers harass Chester Co. homeowner

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 18, 2014 

— Two men --one of whom authorities said carried a pistol-- claimed to be police officers, went to a Chester County man’s home and threatened to break down his door when he refused to allow them inside his house on Wednesday, deputies say.

At about 1 p.m., deputies were sent to a Wylie Mills Road home in Edgemoor after a homeowner, 52, reported that two men impersonating police officers went to his door and asked for permission to enter his house, according to a Chester County Sheriff’s report. The men did not look like officers, the man told deputies, so he asked to see identification.

One of the men opened his wallet and showed the homeowner an ID that did not say “police” on it and did not contain the man’s picture, the report states. More, the resident did not see any type of badge included with the wallet, although he did note the man carried a black automatic pistol in his waistband.

The man closed his door, the report states, and went to get his own gun. One of the men banged on the door, yelling that he had a warrant and he was going to ram in the door. The resident told him “to do it” and explained he was on the phone with 911. The two men then got into an older model silver Ford F150 with a green hood and backed out of the driveway. One of the men wore a black leather jacket, while the other sported a blue bandana on his head, the victim told deputies. Police patrolled the area for the truck but could not find it. Deputies are continuing their investigation.

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