AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) -- Austin police arrested a man they saidattempted to impersonate a police officer early Friday morning.
According to documents made public Tuesday, police arrestedJoseph Aversa, 42, after he unsuccessfully tried to make a gasstation attendant on East Rundberg Lane believe he was a cop.
Documents cite a gas station attendant approached Aversa in hiscar after he got frustrated that he was just sitting in front ofthe gas pump.
The attendant said several people approached and walked awayfrom the car before he went outside to ask Aversa and the otheroccupants in his car to leave.
That is when the attendant said Aversa flashed what appeared tobe a badge and told him he was a police officer, telling theattendant to stop harassing him.
The attendant said he did not believe Aversa's storyand called 911.
Aversa was quickly located, and police searched his car andfound an Austin Police Department patch in his glove box.
Aversa remained in the Travis County Jail Tuesday morning withbonds totaling $7,500.
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