Man in custody after impersonating a police officer

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- According to police, a man is in custody after impersonating a police officer.

Mount Pleasant police received a call from a hotel on the 13300 block of Hospitality Court for a male who approached a hotel worker and identified himself as a police officer.

He said he was looking for information and also said he was doing a "sting operation".

He showed the worker his officer badge and who he claimed to be working for.

He also said he was looking for guests under the names of "Perez" and "Gonzalez".

When officers arrived to the scene, they found a man that had been acting as if he were a police officer when he had never been one before.

Based on his actions, 32-year-old Steven J. Simonsen, was taken into custody and charged with impersonating a police officer.

The incident is now in the hands of the Racine County District Attorney's office.

Mount Pleasant police remind the public that if you see anyone that you feel is falsely claiming to be a police officer, please contact the Racine County Communications Dispatch.

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