Ankeny Man in Custody for Impersonating a Police Officer, Reckless Driving

(Ankeny, Iowa) -- An Ankeny man is in custody after police say he impersonated a police officer and drove recklessly.

Police say 18 year-old Alex Passick was speeding through a neighborhood when a resident yelled at him to slow down. Witnesses say Passick then showed a badge and claimed to be a homicide detective before driving away.

Police say officers later pulled him over and found the badge, a loaded gun, and prescription pills in Passick's car.

He's facing multiple charges, including impersonating a public official, carrying weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

(Photo from the Polk County Sheriff's Department)

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