Arrest Of Security Guard Impersonator

St. Petersburg, Fla. (970 WFLA) -Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for impersonating a security guard.  

The St. Pete Police Department says detectives received a tip that Harry Hoang was not licensed to provide security.

 Police found dozens of police radios, badges, fake and real weapons, tasers and uniforms inside the mobile home he shared with his parents. 

Hoang has a lengthy arrest record dating back to 2007 for inpersonating an officer of the law.   

After a two month investigation,  police arrested Hoang and charged him with false personation of a watchman, a felony, carrying a weapon while committing a felony and carrying a firearm while committing a felony. 

Hoang has none of the necessary licenses required to work as a security guard.  

Police would like to speak with any business that hired Hoang for security purposes, thinking he was legitimate security.   Also, police have reason to believe he may have falsely represented himself as a law enforcement officer.   Police would like to speak with anyone who was stopped by Hoang.

Video and Photo Credit: St Pete Police and Pinellas Sheriff's Office

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