Man Arrested in West Hollywood for Impersonating Police Officer

The suspect was sleeping in a parked car wearing a shirt featuring an LAPD logo.

Deputies in West Hollywood on Friday arrested a man for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

The man was taken into custody early this morning near the 1200 block of North La Brea Avenue, the sheriff's department reported. The man was identified as Daniel Sohn. 

According to the sheriff's department, patrolling deputies had found the man sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot of a business.

"Deputies approached the vehicle to investigate (because) overnight parking was prohibited on that business property," a sheriff's statement said.

"As they made contact with the man to check his welfare, deputies noticed the male was wearing a long-sleeve shirt with an LAPD logo on the front and patches on the sleeves."

The deputies determined that he was not an officer of any law enforcement agency and arrested him, according to the sheriff's department.

"During the deputies' investigation, they recognized the person from a recent video posted on social media (that) shows the same male they were speaking to claiming to be a police officer to a group of people," the sheriff's statement said.

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