Portland State football player arrested for impersonating officer

troy baconPortland, Ore. — A Portland State University football player has been arrested for impersonating a police officer. Portland NBC affiliate KGW reports a grand jury returned the secret indictment on Tuesday.

Police say on March 22nd a Sherwood officer saw a parked Dodge Charger blocking a Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda says they had been stopped by someone claiming to be a deputy.

Police say the supposed deputy was actually 20-year-old Troy Bacon who told the officer he was an off-duty, part time deputy. Police decided to release Bacon and pursue an investigation.

“I was pretty freaked out,” the victim said. “That was my first experience being pulled over and the way he was, his mannerisms and everything, it was really scary.”

Bacon took Twitter to defend himself on Tuesday by tweeting “2 sides to every single story. Don’t believe what you hear.”

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