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Man charged with impersonating cop

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 1:41 AM
Last updated 1:49 AM
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 A 25-year-old man is in the Richmond County Jail after authorities said he impersonated a police officer and threatened to shoot guests at a hotel Thursday evening.

According to Sgt. Dan Carrier, Michael Lynce Jr., entered Candlewood Suites, 1080 Claussen Road, around 9 p.m. claiming to be an undercover police officer. Lynce demanded a hotel room, but when the clerk denied his demand, Lynce threatened to shoot everyone.

The clerk told officers the man held his hand under his jacket showing a bulge. Lynce then threatened to blow up the hotel if he didn’t get what he wanted.

After the suspect robbed a guest of some change, another guest in the lobby tackled Lynce and held him until deputies arrived.

Lynce was charged with robbery by intimidation, terroristic threats and acts and impersonating an officer.

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tanbaby
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tanbaby 01/28/12 - 09:27 am
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i hope the first clue to
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i hope the first clue to "he's not an undercover cop" came when he threatened to shoot everybody because he couldn't get a room.....

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happychimer 01/28/12 - 11:32 am
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His mugshot looks like he had

His mugshot looks like he had been crying. His mascara was running.

saltine
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saltine 01/28/12 - 12:20 pm
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what about a bad job of

what about a bad job of "impersonating" a female?

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boomhauer 01/28/12 - 01:02 pm
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Too bad he didn't get
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Too bad he didn't get shot...unfortunately real officer's do!

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allhans 01/28/12 - 01:31 pm
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"another guest in the lobby

"another guest in the lobby tackled Lynce and held him until deputies arrived." Way to go. See! We are learning. We won't take it any more.

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