LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is behind bars in Lexington, accused of impersonating an officer to try and get a pawn shop to buy his television.
According to court documents, 37-year-old Travis Hacker walked into Dan’s Discount Jewelry and Pawn on New Circle Road back on June of 2016, dressed in a shirt and tie with a pistol, badge and handcuffs.
Documents say he told the manager he was a police officer with the Central Kentucky Task Force and needed them to purchase the television he had.
The manager called the real police to check it out and was told that was not something the police would do.
Documents say Hacker was later arrested in Stanford for shoplifting and impersonating an officer.
He is also accused of pawning televisions while depicting himself as an officer at other pawn shops.