Man impersonates Detroit police officer in St. Clair Shores

Detroit police call for information regarding identity


ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A man carrying a police badge, handcuffs and a gun and claiming to be a Detroit police officer was captured on security footage stealing from a Mobil gas station in St. Clair Shores.

St. Clair Shores police said the man identifying himself as "Detective Griffin" is not a member of the Detroit police force.

The imposter told the clerk at the Mobil station he came to make a complaint. Closed-circuit footage documented the man gesticulating and pocketing food and a hat as he complained.

St. Clair Shore police request that anyone with information on the suspect calls 586-445-5300.