Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A Katy man was charged with impersonating a peace officer, after he posed as an FBI special agent in order to rummage through the lost and found of a Houston motel, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Travis N. Jordan, 42, wore professional clothing; handcuffs on his waistband and flashed a bogus credential on his smart phone as he talked his way into the motel near the Sam Houston Parkway.
“Fake officers fuel uncertainty and mistrust among the public for legitimate law-enforcement officers,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “That is why this is an especially dangerous crime.”
Jordan said he was searching for evidence left at the motel.
He snatched up some prescription drugs and credit cards, according to state district court papers.
The motel’s clerk, who was suspicious of Jordan, contacted Houston Police. Officers quickly arrived and arrested Jordan.
He faces two to ten years in prison if convicted.