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Fake officer tries to detain teen girls
He pretends to check driver's license
Claude Eugene Foster has been charged with the misdemeanor crime of false imprisonment.
A man who flashed a badge and claimed he was a retired officer has been hit with false imprisonment charges for allegedly trying to detain two teenage girls against their will outside a rural church.The man, Claude Eugene Foster, 81, has been charged with the misdemeanor crime of false imprisonment which carries a maximum year in jail. He will face hearing Sept. 5 before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.His charge comes for an incident earlier this year where he reportedly approached two teen girls, ages 16 and 17, when they attempted to turn their vehicle around in the parking lot of Sunny Hills Baptist Church in the early evening hours.“They were approached by an older, white male driving a dark, blue truck,” said sheriff’s investigator Travis Thaxton. “He approached the vehicle and asked what they were doing.”When the teen driver said they were just turning around, the elderly man questioned her story.“He stated that people don’t just turn around in a church parking lot,” Thaxton recalled the victim’s version of events.