Man Caught On Tape Allegedly Impersonating U.S. Marshal
CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago man has been arrested not once, not twice, but at least five times for impersonating a peace officer.
37-year-old Robert Rozycki’s arrest record dates back to 1995. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports on one incident caught on tape that could have him facing even more charges.
A YouTube video shows a man who appears to be law enforcement confronting and handcuffing a patron at a Wrigleyville McDonald’s.
“What’s your name?” the man in the video says repeatedly to the customer. “Get up! Get up right now!”
A witness claimed the man allegedly choked the victim.
But the man wasn’t a U.S. Marshal.
Sources say the man in the video is believed to be Rozycki, who’s been arrested for impersonating an officer at least five times since 1999, most recently in September, 2012 at a gas station on Narragansett.
According to Chicago Police, Rozycki was wearing a Cook County Sheriff’s jacket and a black duty belt.
When he was pulled over, police found a bullet-proof vest and a pellet gun in the black Crown Vic he was driving.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the U.S. Marshals said: “The U.S. Marshals Service is aware of the Wrigleyville McDonald’s YouTube video. The person depicted in the video is in no way associated with the United States Marshals Service.”
Rozycki is due in court next week for the charge of impersonating an officer from fall 2012.
Rozycki has not been charged in the Wrigleyville incident.