Man Arrested for Impersonating U.S. Marshal After Prostitute Turns Him In


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Authorities in New York City say a man who posed as a law enforcement representative to force a prostitute to have sex with him got more than he bargained for when the woman called the police on him. 

According to the New York Post, 26-year-old Ernestro Taype Miranda arranged to meet the 24-year-old woman at her apartment in Feb. 9 and pay her $500. However, the man reportedly brandished a U.S. Marshal badge, claiming he would arrest her if she didn't have sex with him for free. Miranda allegedly left after spending two hours with the prostitute and robbed her of $160. 

Two days later, the woman reportedly received a phone call from Miranda who gave her a "choice": either pay him $500 weekly or compensate him with sex. Instead, she set up another meeting with the man, but called the cops. When he arrived at her home yesterday, police arrested him after finding a fake U.S. Marshal badge and BB gun. 

Miranda was charged with rape, false impersonation of an officer, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon, robbery and burglary. 

[via New York Post]

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