Chicago man charged for 3rd time for impersonating officer

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO (AP) _ A Chicago man who has twice been convicted of falsely impersonating a police officer has been charged with doing so again.

Chicago police say 47-year-old Hong Chu was driving on Chicago’s South Side when he pulled his vehicle behind another vehicle and climbed out wearing police insignia on his t-shirt and carrying handcuffs on his belt. Hu allegedly told the driver that he was a police officer before he left. Chu was spotted by police a short time later and taken into custody.

Chu is charged with a felony count of impersonating a peace officer and is scheduled to appear in court Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Chu was on probation for his second offense when he was arrested.
Information from: Chicago Tribune