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Alabama Man Impersonates Officer, Tries to Arrest Mayor at City Hall

June 12, 2014  | 

Weaver, Ala., police Tuesday said they arrested a man after he allegedly showed up armed at City Hall, demanding to arrest Mayor Wayne Willis.

Bobby Beck, 59, was being held at the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon on felony charges of impersonating a peace officer, making a terrorist threat and carrying a pistol without a permit, the Anniston Star reports.

According to a press release from Weaver police Chief Wayne Bush, Beck walked into City Hall Tuesday morning with a badge and a pistol on his belt and said he’d like to speak with the mayor. After being told the mayor was not available, he held up a pair of handcuffs and said he would be back later to arrest him.

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Capt. Crunch @ 6/13/2014 11:08 AM

I wish the media would media would report why he wanted to arrest the mayor.

Ima Leprechaun @ 6/13/2014 12:44 PM

Willis (Willis is the Mayor) said police learned while questioning Beck that the Anniston man planned on shooting the mayor if he did not come along with him. Willis said Beck wouldn’t tell police where he planned on taking him. Willis said the incident has highlighted a concern about safety at City Hall, and he plans to address the matter with his staff this week. “Even in small town America, we have to worry about these concerns,” Willis said. “I’m not so much worried about my own safety, but for the safety of my employees.”
Bush (Bush is the Chief of Police) said a mental health officer with the Sheriff’s Office had been assigned to the case.

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