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Police: Man Impersonated Officer, Threatened Woman for Money

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Police in Maryland have arrested a man they say identified himself as a police officer and threatened to arrest a woman if she didn't give him money.

News outlets report Anne Arundel County police say 53-year-old James Ewing Menke of Pasadena is charged with impersonating a police officer and extortion.

Investigators say a woman told officers that a man visited her hotel room, identified himself as a police officer and demanded that she pay him not to arrest her.

Officers found Menke in possession of a pepper spray canister marked "POLICE" in white letters, a stun gun with a "POLICE" sticker and a small portable radio.

Authorities say Menke has never been a local police officer. His legal status couldn't be determined on Thursday.

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