Pizza hut worker lives as an imaginary police officerBy Mason White 11:26 AM March 1, 2013
By: Sarah Weiss
A man was arrested after he lived as an imaginary police officer.
The 37-year-old had a police uniform which he put on everyday before he left his house for his real job at Pizza hut.
Christopher Sharp, from Spring Hill, Florida, was jailed after he allegedly pretended to be a police officer for several months because he wanted to impress his live-in girlfriend.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Sharp wore a deputy’s uniform for a period of several months and told stories about his various law enforcement duties, all to impress his girlfriend.
Sharp allegedly told his live-in girlfriend that he was an officer with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department.
Sharp took the ruse to an extreme level by dressing as a deputy every day before he went to work and then changing back into the uniform before he returned home.
In reality, according to investigators, Sharp was an employee at Pizza Hut.
Sharp told friends and family members that he was a deputy and often regaled them with stories of DUI arrests and various traffic stops he had made. Other times, Sharp gave legal advice, based upon his alleged vast experience and credentials gained with the Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said that Sharp acquired the uniform by stealing it from his sister’s boyfriend who actually works for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives interviewed Sharp and arrested him after learning about his exploits.
Sharp, who unsuccessfully applied for a job with the Hillsborough Police Department, admitted to the ruse stating that he never actually performed any law enforcement duties while he was dressed in the stolen uniform.
Sharp was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. His bond was set at $2,000.