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Authorities: Man caught impersonating deputy in school carpool line

Posted September 8

Bennie Leon Hurst

— A Rocky Mount man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly told mothers outside G.W. Bulluck Elementary School that he was an Edgecombe County deputy.

Bennie Leon Hurst, 49, of 1805 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and felony possession of a firearm on educational property.

Authorities said Hurst was going up to mothers waiting in the school's carpool line to pick up their children and identifying himself as a deputy. When Hurst left the school later, a deputy pulled him over to question him and spotted a shotgun in the back of Hurst's vehicle, authorities said.

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  • Linda Tally Sep 8, 7:56 p.m.
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    This was a lame thing to do - would like to know if there was a reason, something he was trying to accomplish, or if he was just demented and dense.