(NEWSER) – Something seemed amiss to police officers in Oak Harbor, Wash., who responded to an Aug. 6 call about an altercation in which a fellow officer required assistance. When they arrived on the scene, they found a man and woman who had been fighting and 69-year-old Jim Bailey, the supposed retired officer who had intervened in the quarrel, Q13 Fox reports.
Officials suspicious of Bailey's story started investigating and found out not only was Bailey not a police officer, but he may have successfully pretended to be one since 1991. Bailey, a funeral home worker, was arrested last week—while wearing an Oak Harbor PD shirt, no less, KOMO News reports. What police found during their extensive search points to a prolonged history of impersonation.