Indian River County man accused of impersonating officer posts bail


    The Indian River County man accused of impersonating officer posts has posted bail. (CBS12)

    An Indian River County man posted bond and is out of jail after deputies say he impersonated an officer.

    According to deputies, 57-year-old Linston Hensley used a Nissan Rogue to stop people while wearing a gun on his hip, a bulletproof vest, and a gold badge that said concealed weapon permit.

    The Rogue, deputies say, had red and blue lights and a siren.

    The arrest report states three men were pulled over on Barber Street in Sebastian and then notified the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office they were pulled over by someone pretending to be an officer.

    The Sheriff's office put out an alert for a silver Nissan rogue and found it in the Publix parking lot off of Barber Street.

    Turns out Hensley was an employee at Publix, not an officer.

    He was arrested for impersonating an officer is a third degree felony in Florida, so he faces up to five years in prison – five years of probation and a fine of five thousand dollars.

    Police ask victims to contact the sheriff's office at (772)-978-6240.

    Impersonating an officer is a third degree felony in Florida. Henry faces up to five years in prison, five years of probation and a $5,000 fine.

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