Oregon man accused of impersonating police officer to scare bully
By The Associated Press
Leif Reed Johnson, jail booking photo and image released by Central Point PD
CENTRAL POINT, OR (AP) -
An Oregon businessman has been accused of impersonating a police officer to scare off a school bully.
The Mail Tribune reports 45-year-old Leif Reed Johnson had pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felony counts of criminal impersonation of a peace officer.
Central Point police say Johnson had gone to a child's front door twice posing as an officer. Police say he had told the girl he "was investigating a case involving bullying and threats made on a school bus."
Johnson said he couldn't comment on the case on the advice of his lawyer, but he said he believed the whole situation had been "blown out of proportion."
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