March 20, 2018
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Police: Man impersonated Maine trooper in break-in attempt

The Associated Press

JEFFERSON, Maine — Authorities are searching for an armed man who impersonated a state trooper while trying to force his way into a home in Jefferson.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Michael Murphy says the man forced the barrel of a handgun through a crack in the door Saturday night and got into a tug of war with one of the residents. He fled after residents said they called police.

Murphy says the man claimed to be a state police officer, but that his appearance — he was wearing a white costume mask, a bandana and black clothing — suggested otherwise.

Murphy told the Kennebec Journal that deputies and state troopers searched the woods around the home but couldn’t find the man, who likely was attempting a robbery.

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