Buffalo Man Arrested for Impersonating Officer and Federal Agent

1:40 PM, Apr 18, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY--  Buffalo police have arrested a Buffalo man for claiming to be a Buffalo police detective and a federal agent.

Investigators say the city's surveillance cameras led them to the suspect.

Officers arrested Richard McCaul, 59, and charged him with harassment, criminal impersonation of a police officer, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Officials say McCaul claimed to be a Buffalo police detective while harassing a man Sunday morning at approximately 6am on Pearl Street.

McCaul was arrested on Lemon Street after he apparently approached another individual on his porch, claiming to be a federal agent, pulled out a knife and threatened to kill him.

 

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