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Police charge stripper with impersonation May 2, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Odd World.
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A male stripper in Scotland has been charged with impersonating a policeman after real officers mistook him for one of their own.

Stuart Kennedy, 24, was dressed in his fake uniform outside a bar in Aberdeen, north-east Scotland, when he was spotted by two female plain-clothes officers from Grampian Police. The genetics student at Aberdeen University, whose stage name is “Eros”, told them he was a stripper and the officers then watched him perform at the city’s Paramount venue before taking him in for questioning. His outfit and props were confiscated and he was later charged with impersonating an officer and carrying an offensive weapon, he told the Scottish Press Association news agency.

He has yet to discover whether the case will come to court and said he faces problems with show bookings as his uniform has still not been returned. “I immediately told the officers I was a stripper but they did not seem to believe me. They watched the show, then they asked me back to the station. Now I have to wait to find out if this is going any further,” he said.

Grampian Police confirmed that a 24-year-old man was charged in connection with wearing a police uniform and equipment in a public place March 17 and that a report had been sent to prosecutors.

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