Skowhegan man charged with threatening, posing as officer

Posted Dec. 08, 2010, at 9:39 a.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A local man is being held on charges that include criminal threatening and aggravated forgery after he allegedly posed as a police officer and told a woman he had a gun.

Jarrod Z. Standring, 26, allegedly stopped a woman on Brown Street in Skowhegan and told her he was a police officer. He then called her vulgar names, according to the police, and told her he had a gun in his trunk. A search of his car revealed no gun, police say.

Standring also allegedly lied to police about his name, initially giving police the name Jarrod Z. Sullivan.

The Morning Sentinel reports police found a BB-gun and a security officer’s badge in Standring’s bedroom.