Police: Security guard arrested for impersonating officer

Police say security guard pulled over driver, asked for money

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SAN ANTONIO - Police say a security guard has been arrested after he was accused of impersonating a police officer.

Oussama Rhadbane, 20, is facing one charge of impersonating a public servant, which is a third-degree felony.

Police said Rhadbane was wearing his security guard uniform when he pulled behind a vehicle at a gas station and told that driver that he had a license plate violation.

At that point, police said Rhadbane asked the driver for $50 to forget about the incident.

The driver did give him $50, but later reported the incident to police and then formerly filed a report.

"If you get stopped by an officer, they are not going to ask you to pay them money to get out of a violation," said Matt Porter with the San Antonio Police Department. "If anyone approaches you and asks you for money to get out of a ticket, that should be a red flag. You should make a police report."

Rhadbane is also a suspect in another case, where police said he pulled over a female driver for a red light violation and demanded money.

This time, however, Porter said the driver worked at the municipal court and told Rhadbane that he didn't sound right. As a result, Rhadbane fled the scene.

As of Friday, Rhadbane is charged only with the first incident, but Porter said if there are other people out there who were pulled over for traffic violations by Rhadbane, they are asked to come forward.

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