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Fake Cop Charged With Attacking Duke Student

Posted October 17, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Durham police have charged the man they say pretended to be a law enforcement officer, then attacked a Duke student last month.

Roe Anthony Jones was arrested earlier this week for impersonating a security guard, and for the alleged attack.

Police say a search of Roe's home turned up a police belt, a security guard's uniform, and a notebook with official lingo.

While authorities are confused about how Roe acquired some of the equipment, anyone can go to a police supply store and buy it.

One Raleigh supply store owner says he screens customers carefully, and refuses to sell items to someone who could be a blue light bandit.

Mail order catalogs, though, do not screen shoppers, and require only a credit card for a purchase.