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Man Arrested for Impersonating Officer at Perdue Stadium

Cody Holland, 20, of Delmar Cody Holland, 20, of Delmar
SALISBURY, Md.- A 20-year-old man is facing multiple charges following accusations that he impersonated a police officer during Saturday's Delmarva Shorebirds' game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.

According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Cody Lee Holland, of Delmar, Md., was at the Shorebirds game when he began identifying himself as a police officer. Witnesses reportedly told deputies that at the conclusion of the game, Holland was in the spectator seating area telling the crowd around him that he was an “undercover police officer” and that everyone had to sit down before the fireworks could begin.

According to witnesses, at the conclusion of the fireworks, Holland followed a patron and his daughter to their vehicle in the parking lot and began allegedly accusing them of iillicit drug use. Holland identified himself to these patrons as a “Maryland State Trooper” and began to question the man's sobriety before putting him through a battery of field sobriety tests, witnesses also reportedly told investigators.

Upon finishing these tests, Holland had the man and his teenage daughter sit on the curb following a “pat down” of the father while he searched their vehicle for drugs, the patrons told deputies.

When Shorebirds staffers approached Holland he began to run away, investigators said. They said that while running, Holland discarded a Delaware Department of Corrections badge.

According to investigators, witnesses reported that Holland was displaying the badge while identifying himself as a law enforcement officer. However, police say Holland is not a law enforcement officer in any jurisdiction.

According to the deputies on the scene, Holland was under the influence of alcohol.

Deputies said that when they tried to take Holland into custody, he became uncooperative, verbally abusive and forced one of the deputies to have to carry him to the patrol vehicle for transport to the Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and charged with personate a law enforcement officer, assault, disorderly conduct, resist arrest and unlawful imprisonment. He was then detained on a $10,000 bond.

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