Police: Drunken man impersonates officer and demands fine from cyclist
MADISON, Wis. - Madison police arrested a drunken man after he allegedly demanded money from a bicyclist. The man was impersonating a police officer and had a switchblade.
WMTV reports that Michael Moran stopped a cyclist for riding on a neighborhood sidewalk. Moran claimed to be a police officer and that the biker was violating a city ordinance. He demanded the biker pay a $200 fine immediately. The biker knew he was riding within his rights.
It is illegal to bike on a sidewalk in a business district, but not in a residential area.
The victim called the police. Officers discovered Moran asleep in some bushes near the crime scene. He was arrested for impersonating an officer and possessing a switchblade.