Titusville Man Arrested After Allegedly Flashing Badge To Get Discount At McDonald’s

By  //  August 21, 2019

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Albert James McDaniel, 48, arrested

Albert James McDaniel was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being accused of flashing a badge in an attempt to receive a discount on food at a McDonald’s restaurant, the Titusville Police Department said.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police have arrested a local man for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Albert James McDaniel, 48, of Titusville, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Falsely Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer.

According to Titusville police spokesperson Amy Matthews, at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Titusville police officers responded to a report of a suspicious man presenting a law enforcement badge and requesting a discount at a local McDonald’s restaurant.

“Police quickly conducted a traffic stop on the suspect, where he presented a Corrections Officer badge along with his identification,” said Matthews.

“Officers confirmed that the badge was not an official law enforcement credential and the suspect was taken into custody. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect had been using false law enforcement identification as a means to obtain discounts and gratuities from local businesses.

‘The suspect was a former employee of a private prisoner transport company based out of Nashville, Tennessee. However, he was dismissed from that position in July of 2018. The suspect was not a certified law enforcement officer.”

McDaniel was booked into the Brevard County Jail with a $2,000 bond.