CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 23-year old man is behind bars accused of posing as a police officer at a local bar.
According to police, officers were dispatched to a fight on the 5700 block of South Alameda at 2:14 a.m.
When they arrived, they didn't find a fight but they found a disturbance in the parking lot of a nearby bar. Officers found a group of females in a parking lot who said they were trying to leave when they were approached by a man who claimed to be a marshal. That man, who was later identified as Christian Reyna, was wearing a black shirt with the word "Police" and was wearing a police duty belt with handcuffs. The women said Reyna wouldn't allow them to leave the parking lot.
Officers investigated and determined Reyna was not a peace officer but was acting as one for not allowing the females to leave.
So, Reyna was arrested and charged with impersonating a public servant, which is a first degree felony.
If convicted, he could face between two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
As of Friday morning, he was in the Nueces County Jail being held on a $5,000 bond.