Spring Hill Man Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer

A Spring Hill man is out on bond after Franklin Police arrested him for impersonating an officer.

On 01/28/2015, Richard Lapenna approached an employee at an Express Lube in Franklin, claiming to be a police officer. The worker became suspicious after Lapenna flashed a badge and asked for a lower price on his oil change.

During a follow-up phone call between Lapenna and a Franklin Police Officer, Lapenna told the officer that he worked for a State of Tennessee task force that investigated crimes. The officer obtained a warrant for Lapenna after his investigation Badge revealed that Lapenna is not a law enforcement officer. Lapenna was in possession of the badge pictured here at the time of his arrest.

Lapenna, charged with Criminal Impersonation, is free after posting a $1,000 bond. He is due in court 02/12/2015.

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