An Illinois man impersonated a firefighter during a traffic stop in South Elgin on Monday, landing him behind bars.
When Guy M. Landmeier was pulled over on Monday afternoon, he informed law enforcement that he was a firefighter with the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District, displaying his badge as proof.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Landmeier had been employed with the agency around a decade ago, but was no longer an active firefighter.
When contacted by law enforcement, the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District said that Landmeier should not have been in possession of the badge.
Landmeier faces felony charges of false personation of a firefighter, according to the Kane County state’s attorney office. If convicted, he could face probation or anywhere from 12 to 36 months in prison.
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