Valparaiso man accused of impersonating officer

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Friday, May 26, 2017

LA PORTE, Ind. (WLS) -- A man in northwest Indiana faces a felony charge Friday. Austin Shultz, 20, of Valparaiso, is accused of impersonating a police officer.

Shultz allegedly confronted three fishermen at the Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area in LaPorte County last weekend and told them he was a conservation officer.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers have not said what Shultz did after telling the fishermen he was a cop.

Shultz was arrested Thursday and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a felony.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police