OGDEN -- A 38-year-old man has been arrested for pretending to be a police officer to obtain drugs from a store in downtown Ogden.
Christopher James Sims was booked Friday night into Weber County Jail for impersonation of a police officer and avoiding apprehension. He has been released on $2,606 bond. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Around 8 p.m. Friday, Sims went into a store, wearing a bandanna over his face, said Police Lt. Chad Ledford.
Sims told the store owner he was wearing a bandanna because he has allergies, claimed he was a member of the narcotics strike force and demanded drugs, Ledford said.
The store owner asked to see Sims' badge, but the suspect said he had left it at home.
The store owner phoned police, and Sims left the business empty-handed.
When a police officer arrived at the store, Sims was riding away on a bicycle. The officer chased after Sims on foot and apprehended him about a block away when he ditched the bike and ran through some bushes and collided with a fence, Ledford said.
Sims told police he went to the store because he believes it sells illegal drugs.
Ledford said that tip will be forwarded to the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force for further investigation.