Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN -- Gwinnett police have charged a Lilburn man with posing as law enforcement in a failed attempt to gain money and drugs at an extended stay hotel.
Witnesses weren't buying that suspect Eddie Gilmer, 34, whose head and face are dotted in tattoos, is a member of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, as he claimed, according to a police report.
About 10:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer responded to the InTown Suites at 4142 U.S. Highway 78 in Lilburn, where a resident said Gilmer had approached him at his room. Gilmer claimed to be a Sheriff's Deputy and demanded "all your drugs and money," the report states.
The man told police he rebuffed Gilmer, who left but returned moments later, banging on the hotel room's door and threatening to shoot the occupant. One witness told police he saw Gilmer pounding on the door while carrying a firearm.
Police located Gilmer, whose home address matches the hotel's, and arrested him on charges of impersonating an officer and terroristic threats and acts.
A Gwinnett magistrate declared Gilmer a risk to the community and denied him bond. He's also being held for another law enforcement agency, records show.