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Blue Light Bandit Nabbed in Charlotte

Posted March 20, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Charlotte police think they've captured North Carolina's most notorious blue light bandit. The man they arrested owns police uniforms, hats, badges, identification cards and walkie-talkies, most of which can by purchased by anyone.

Police have 41-year-old William Long in custody and have charged him with impersonating a State Bureau of Investigation officer.

They are now investigating his past criminal record.