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Man Charged with Impersonating a Cop, Allegedly Had Gun, Stun Gun in His Car

He was pulled over Tuesday by a real police officer at I-66 and the Fairfax County Parkway.

Mark Holt, 32, of Manassas was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. FCPD photo
Mark Holt, 32, of Manassas was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. FCPD photo

A traffic stop has landed a Manassas man in a lot of hot water, according to police.

Mark Holt, 32, of Manassas was pulled over Tuesday afternoon by a Fairfax County Police officer at Interstate 66 and the Fairfax County Parkway.

The officer saw that the driver was wearing a badge around his neck. A closer look revealed the badge to be apparently fictitious and the driver to be in possession of other fraudulent law enforcement credentials, a stun gun and a firearm. 

Mark Holt was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, possession of fictitious identifications, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stun gun by a felon.

FCPD did not say why Holt was initially pulled over.

Curveball March 22, 2014 at 01:10 PM
I read it to the end looking for the part that would play off the "hot water" in the lede. Turns out "in a lot of hot water" was just a cold cliche. How about "wannabe cop"gets hard lesson in the law?
John Strother March 24, 2014 at 01:51 PM
Let's all hope that they don't set a bond for this guy and let him back out on the streets anytime within the next 20 or so years. he is a felon, didn't he learn his lesson the first time around? I guess not. What an idiot, to be wearing the fake ID when pulled over. I mean really, like the officer wasn't going to check it out, come on now. This man's IQ must be in the single digits.
Patty Omaley April 04, 2014 at 09:18 PM
This man is a process server who was wearing a badge that said exactly that as at least 75% of Process Servers DO WEAR. He didn't identify himself as anything other than a process server to the officer and the "FAKE" id's were prototypes for the company his wife and him were going to start buried deep in his personal wallet and were NEVER used as identification. He is a church going husband and father of two who had this job as a career for over two years until the arresting officer decided to A: call all of his clients advising them of what he had charged him with and B: inform the news of what THE OFFICER was charging him with. There are a lot of holes in this story. and IQ has nothing to do with what happened on the 18th, Holt is an extremely intelligent and educated man.

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