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Man arrested for impersonating a police officer

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Police have arrested a man after he reportedly pretended to be a police officer while questioning a woman.

A 20 year-old University of Iowa student contacted police and said a man had approached her outside an apartment building on E Burlington St. She says the man asked to see her ID and claimed he was part of the police force. When she tried to leave, the woman says the man attempted to stop her and told her not to use her cell phone.

Based on the woman's description, police arrested 54 year-old Gary Kevin Leighty. According to police, Leighty admitted he talked with the woman. Leighty was charged with Impersonating a Peace Officer and taken to the Johnson County Jail.

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