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Pretend Cop Now Real Inmate

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DURHAM — A man who pretended to be a police officer over the weekend is now a real inmate.

Thomas Hook was arrested by Duke University police after he posed as a Greensboro officer at Duke University Hospital.

When hospital staff called Greensboro Police to pick him up, officers said they had never heard of the patient.

Duke police say Hook had a real badge, a gun, handcuffs and had even transformed his car into a realistic cruiser.

Hook is being held under $250,000 bond.