47-year-old Lester Wells of Shreveport was a traveling steak salesman who often identified himself as a Louisiana State Trooper to his customers. (Source: Troop G)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Authorities say they have arrested a Shreveport man suspected of impersonating a Louisiana state trooper.
Lester Wells, 47, of the 3800 block of Linwood Avenue, was a traveling steak salesman who often identified himself as a Louisiana State Police trooper to his customers, according to Louisiana State Police Troop G.
In doing so, Wells received free auto parts, law enforcement discounts and, on one occasion, was given a substantial amount of money because of his believed position.
After investigating complaints, state police detectives obtained a warrant for Wells’ arrest.
Wells thought he was going to make a routine sales call to a potential new customer when he was taken into custody, trooper said.
Wells reportedly admitted that he often represented himself as a state trooper to further help his business and give him access to things he would not normally have.
Wells now is being held in Bossier Maximum-Security Facility at Plain Dealing, where he was booked as a fugitive from Caddo Parish.
He is wanted in Caddo on a charge of fraudulent portrayal of a law enforcement officer.