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Police: Man impersonated a police officer to get a discounted cup of coffee

A Buffalo man displayed a fake badge and a gun inside a holster attached to his belt late Friday evening while impersonating a police officer at two downtown coffee shops, police said.

Mark Stetter, 48, identified himself to the staff as a detective and demanded a discount at Starbucks in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue,  police said.

Stetter then went across the street to Spot Coffee and again displayed his fake badge to gain access to the coffee shop after it was closed for the day. Police said Stetter again identified himself as a law enforcement officer. Police later determined that the gun he was carrying was a BB gun.

Stetter was charged with criminal trespassing, criminal impersonation of a police officer and menacing.

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