Cops: Man arrested after claiming ‘I’m the police’

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A 44-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with pretending to be a Chicago police officer at a Chinatown restaurant, police said today.

Hong Chu, 44, of the 3300 block of South Throop Street, was charged with false personation of a peace office, a felony, according to police.

Chu was expected to appear in court today on the charge but information about the hearing was not available immediately.

A hostess at Ming Hin restaurant at 2168 S. Archer Ave. called police Thursday about 9:30 p.m. after she saw Chu walking in and out of the restaurant multiple times, a police report said.

She confronted Chu, who said: “I’m the police; I do translating on the South Side,’’ and pulled out his wallet and showed her what looked like a Chicago police star, a walkie-talkie radio, and handcuffs, the report said.

The woman called police, who found him standing outside the eatery.

He was taken to the Deering District police station where officers found he had handcuffs, a handcuff key, a black walkie-talkie radio, and a brown wallet containing a Chicago police emblem, the report said.

By Rosemary Regina Sobol

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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