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Man Impersonating A Federal Agent To Get Ahead In Gas Rationing Line Faces Felony Charges

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The BP Station at 3010 Ocean Avenue, before the days of odd/even gas-rationing, blocks-long lines and police protection. Source: Google Maps

A 22-year-old man was caught pretending to be a police officer in order to cut a Sheepshead Bay gas line reserved for officers and first responders.

Milan Nus told an officer, who was guarding the BP station at 3010 Ocean Avenue between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue, that he was a federal agent. He flashed a badge in an attempt to fool the officer.

The officer started asking questions and quickly realized that Nus was lying. Nus’ behavior and speech tipped off the attending officer, according to CBS Local.

Nus was arrested and charged with the felony crime of impersonating a public official.

Thanks to Thomas C. for the tip on this story.

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