Fake cop with gun at local bar facing charges

A man posing as an undercover cop while carrying a loaded handgun in a local bar was arrested by Sylvan Lake RCMP

A man posing as an undercover cop while carrying a loaded handgun in a local bar was arrested by Sylvan Lake RCMP early Saturday morning.

Police received a call about a man in Hazzard County Bar with a gun about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. He told people he was working undercover and looking for drugs, according to a news release from RCMP Cpl. Mike Purse.

Shortly after police arrived, they located the suspect in a vehicle outside the bar and he was taken into custody without incident.

During the arrest a .45 calibre handgun was located on him. He appeared impaired and refused to provide a breath sample.

Christopher Glen Smith, 32, of Coquitlam, B.C., also a part time resident of Sylvan Lake, is facing six charges including careless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a restricted firearm at an unauthorized place, personating a peace officer and refusing to provide breath samples.

He was released on $1,000 cash bail with numerous conditions. His next court appearance is Mar. 25 at Red Deer Provincial Court.

 

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