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Man poses as police officer and handcuffs prostitute in motel room

By Mason White 5:31 PM October 16, 2017
Martin P. Smith
Martin P. Smith
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A prostitute was shocked when one of her clients showed her a badge and claimed to be a police officer, according to police in Pennsylvania.

The Sugarloaf Township Police Department said that on Saturday, at approximately 9:00 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the Motel 6 for a report of a man impersonating a police officer.

When the officer arrived on the scene, the male was taken into custody without incident.

Through the officer’s investigation, it was discovered that Martin P. Smith, 42, of St. Petersburg, Florida, hired a prostitute online.

When the prostitute arrived at the motel, Smith identified himself as a DEA Agent (Drug Enforcement Agency).

The prostitute, who was not identified, was handcuffed and held in the Motel 6 room.

The woman was able to convince Smith that she needed to go to her car to retrieve drugs.

When Smith allowed her to do so, she fled the area and called 911.

Smith had in his possession a metal pellet gun, a fake DEA badge, handcuffs, and narcotics.

Smith was charged with unlawful restraint, impersonating a police officer, prostitution, and narcotic related charges.

Smith was booked into the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.