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Man accused of impersonating a trooper in front of police

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ALBANY, N.Y. - State Police have arrested a man who is accused of impersonating a trooper.

On Sunday, State Police were conducting an investigation during a traffic stop on Washington Avenue in Albany when a man pulled his vehicle over and approached them.

Anthony Chandler, 20, allegedly asked the troopers if they needed any assistance and claimed to be a trooper out of Latham.

State Police say the man was wearing a polo shirt with a State Police logo. They say the man had no other identification to say he was actually on the job.

The troopers did not know the man and began to ask him basic questions regarding his station assignment and other particulars of the job. Chandler allegedly told State Police that he had been on the force for about a year.

After answering several basic questions incorrectly, Chandler admitted he lied and was not a trooper.

State Police arrested Chandler at the scene. After they completed their original investigation, the man was taken to State Police in Albany for processing. He was charged with Criminal Impersonation of a Public Servant, a misdemeanor.

Chandler was issued an Appearance Ticket and several traffic tickets returnable to the City of Albany Court later this month.

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