Charlotte Man Accused of Posing as FBI Agent; Similarities to Recent Case in Same Area
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police say they arrested a Charlotte man, accused of posing as an FBI Agent.
34-year-old Antoine Jones is charged with impersonating law enforcement. Police encountered him directing traffic at an accident scene on Friday.
“He had on a collard shirt that said ‘Federal Investigator’ on the back, what appeared to be a firearm on his hip, a badge on his belt,” says Lt. Alan Greene, with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
Police say Jones even had an unmarked car with a mounted computer and blue lights at the scene on East W.T. Harris Boulevard near Hickory Grove Road.
At first, officers didn’t suspect anything. But a couple hours later, they say Jones had the guts to come back and start talking with officers again.
“Figured out something’s not adding up here., what he’s telling us doesn’t seem to add up correctly,” Greene says.
Investigators eventually got a warrant to search his apartment, finding items like an AR-15 and tactical vest.
WCCB Charlotte is asking CMPD if it’s the same guy we reported on last week. A woman says a man with a similar description demanded her ID inside a Food Lion on September 11th.
“He didn’t have a name tag, or badge number or anything, it just said ‘Fugitive Task Force,'” the woman told WCCB Charlotte last week.
The Food Lion is only half a mile down the road from where Jones was seen directing traffic.