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Florida limo driver gets 4 months for pretending to be Deputy US Marshal

Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 11, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida limo driver has been sentenced to four months in federal prison for pretending to be a Deputy U.S. Marshal.

Federal prosecutors say 61-year-old John O'Grady was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to falsely impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.

Officials say Boynton Beach police officers responded to a Best Buy in March after an employee requested O'Grady be issued a trespass warning. Workers say he had previously been caught shoplifting an iPhone.

Officers say O'Grady identified himself as a marshal to them and carried an unauthorized U.S. Marshal badge and a replica handgun.