Grumpy old man arrested for impersonating a cop

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A CROTCHETY old man impersonated a police officer to tell off some kids at Secret Harbour.

The 77-year-old man, who was wearing a black cap labelled ‘Police’, told two youngsters to stop climbing trees in the park.

He also had a lanyard with ‘Security’ written on the front, and told the kids he was a police officer.

Mandurah detectives confirmed they have charged a man after an incident in Secret Harbour on May 19.

“The incident was reported to police and as a result of inquiries, a 77-year-old man from Golden Bay has been charged with one count of impersonating a public officer,” a spokesman said.

He will appear in court at a later date.