Man Charged in Police Impersonator Incident

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CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man is facing aggravated robbery charges in connection with a police impersonation incident.

Antoine Golson, 41, of East Boulevard, was arrested and is being held on a $500,000 bond, according to Cleveland police. He is due back in court on October 10.

A second suspect has not yet been arrested.

A female driver told police that early Monday morning around 4:00 a.m., she was driving near the intersection of East 123rd Street and Chesterfield when she saw flashing lights and pulled over, only to be handcuffed and stuffed in the back of her own vehicle.

The victim thought the suspect was a police officer, so she stopped.

Police said the person who approached the woman was in plain clothes, but wore a gold badge on his belt, according to the victim. He ordered the woman out of her vehicle, handcuffed her and put her in the back seat of her own car.

The man then drove her around for a while as another man drove the suspect’s vehicle.

The victim said the suspect kept asking her for information on a man named “Twin.” She said she had no knowledge of anyone by that name.

Eventually, the woman was set free in the area of East 109th Street, but the men took off with her car and cell phone.

Her vehicle and the suspect’s vehicle were both recovered.

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