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Man accused of posing as a cop at local bar arrested

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 16:30:45-04

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.