Fake Cop Facing Real Charges

Sarasota, Fla. (970 WFLA)-The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office charged a Manatee County man after he robbed a Sarasota woman and impersonated a police officer.

The victim was first approached by the suspect on Sunday when he followed her to her home.   In fear of her safety, the victim drove down the street where the suspect blocked her vehicle, making it impossible for her to get away.  The suspect then slammed his hands on the victim's car and displayed a photo ID with a star on it and a pair of handcuffs.  The suspect reached into the victim's car, battered her, and stole her cell phone before fleeing the area. 

As detectives began their investigation, the victim explained that she recognized the suspect as a patron at her business who on occasion, told employees he was a police officer. 

The victim's car was processed by Latent Print Examiners who identified fingerprints belonging to 55 year old Felix Alling-Montenegro of Bradenton.

Alling-Montenegro was taken into custody in Manatee County and then  transferred to the Sarasota County Jail where he faces charges of Robbery, Tampering with a Victim and False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer. He is being held without bond.

Photo Credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

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