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Police Impostor Arrested In Zebulon

Posted November 22, 2002 4:43 a.m. EST

— A Pitt County man has been arrested on charges that he assaulted a stranger while posing as a police officer.

Robert Lee Milling, who was taken to the Wake County jail, was arrested Friday on charges that he impersonated a police officer and assaulted an employee at a local convenient store.

According to authorities, Milling walked into the store carrying a steel club and wearing a badge. He then tried to put a male employee in handcuffs before other employees asked him what he was doing and scared him off.

Milling reportedly thought the employee had stolen some money from him. He had a police badge from Florida in his possession when he was arrested.