St. Paul Man Faces Charges for Impersonating a Police Officer

Created: 02/04/2013 7:06 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

A St.Paul man is accused impersonating a police officer,robbery and false imprisonment.

According to a criminal complaint, there were several reports of a man claiming to be a police officer.

On February 1st, around 6 p.m. a man showed a badge and claimed he was investigating a robbery. The suspect hand cuffed a man, took his wallet and cash and searched a home on Marshall Avenue. The suspect left and said he was going to see if the money was actually stolen.

Then on February 2nd, around 6:30 p.m. a man claiming to be a police officer shoved another man who was standing outside with another man smoking. The victims say the suspect demanded their IDs and threatened to bring them to jail. The men got into a scuffle before the suspect left.

A short time later, the suspect impersonating a police officer tried to force his way into a home, but the homeowner called police.

St. Paul Police later picked up a man identified as Morgan Wilson. He was positively identified by several of the victims.

Wilson denied his involvement. Documents show Wilson has a significant criminal history dating back to 1998 including robbery, fraud and theft of a motor vehicle.