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Man arrested for impersonating police officer

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Posted at 11:35 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 09:01:49-04

UPDATE: Prosecutors declined to prosecute Jalette and he was not charged with impersonating a police officer. His case was closed. 

ORIGINAL STORY: A man was arrested Friday for impersonating a police officer, according to Port St. Lucie Police. 

Detectives say 46-year-old Lee Edgar Jalette entered a 7-11 store on Walton Road wearing and displaying a law enforcement badge to the clerk. 

Jalette asked the clerk where the drinks were. The clerk showed Jalette and told him that she could not sell alcohol after the 2:00 am curfew. 

According to a police report, Jalette told the clerk, "But I am a cop."

He left the store after the clerk told him if he was a cop he should know they would lose their license if they sold alcohol after the curfew. 

The clerk was able to write down his license plate number and give it to police. 

On March 8, police went to a suspicious incident involving Jelette, stating that he was a police officer and investigating a vandalism to his vehicle. 

Jelette was instructed by police at the time to avoid identifying himself as a police.