Police: Iowa man dresses as officer, checks IDs

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man has been accused of dressing up as a police officer and checking personal identifications at a bar.

Iowa City police say they received a report shortly after midnight Sunday about 41-year-old Carlos Escorcia checking customers’ identification cards at The Union Bar.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/19N1ZMw ) Escorcia wore a dark blue police T-shirt. Police say he also wore a duty belt with a replica revolver, a silver badge and old Iowa City police patches.

Police arrested Escorcia and seized some of his items. He has been charged with impersonating a public official and public intoxication. He has been released from the Johnson County Jail.

Court records do not list an attorney.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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