Pompano Beach, FL- Surveillance video helps tell the story of 22-year-old Christopher Everhardt,a man deputies say posed as a Broward sheriff's deputy at a local Pompano Beach gun shop on at least two occasions this month.
Jan Hoferr, the owner of Tactical Firearms in Pompano Beach,says when Everhardt showed up at his store last week he appeared real, but during a second stop at the gun shop on Monday Hoferr knew something wasn't right.
The big red flag came when Everhardt pulled out a realBSO badge.
While Everhardt flashed that badge here inside the gunshop, his every action was caught onsurveillance cameras spread throughout the store. Hoferr says in this moment, he knew the man behind the badge was a fake. Hoferr called deputies to the scene.
A quick check showed Everhardt was noBSO deputy.He wasplaced under arrest.
"He drove a vehicle that looked like a law enforcement vehicle, with spotlights on it. He had handcuffs. He had high capacity magazines he wanted to trade in."
Everhard was hit with a $7,500 bond at his first appearance and wasordered to stay away from his firearms.
This alert store-owner isbeing credited with helping deputies catch a man posing as one of them.
Everhardt was released from jail on $7,500 bond.
He had to forfeit all registered weapons in his possession.
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