The discovery of a handcuffed man at an accident scene led to Atlanta police nabbing a suspect accused of impersonating an officer last month.
The incident happened at about 3 a.m. Sept. 1 when police responded to a traffic accident, WSB-TV reports. When they reached the scene, officers found an intoxicated man in handcuffs who was a passenger in one of the vehicles.
The man's wife, who was driving the vehicle, told police that an officer at a nearby adult entertainment club had handcuffed her husband. This led police to the club, where they encounter Terrence Jacks, 49, who was outfitted with a vest with a Department of Homeland Security bade, a "police" patch, a gun and a radio.
When police asked Jacks about the handcuffed man, Jacks said he was working security at the club, and he had cuffed the individual. Jacks claimed the man had run to a vehicle and fled the scene.
Jacks showed officers Homeland security credentials, but police quickly realized that his claims didn't hold water. He was arrested and charged with impersonating a public officer.
Police seized his gear, including a sedan that was equipped with police decals and lights.
The handcuffed also was arrested. He was found to have an active warrant in Fulton County.