Police: Man is searched, handcuffed by men posing as Perkins police officers

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PERKINS TWP., Ohio — Three men reportedly posing as Perkins Township police officers accused a man of breaking and entering, held him at gunpoint, searched him and even placed him in handcuffs at his father’s home.

According to Perkins Township Police Department, it happened Tuesday at a home on Boston Road.

Reports state that the owner of the home had been there remodeling and left behind a tool. He sent his 23-year-old son there to get it. The son claims that three Perkins officers arrived with their guns drawn, made him place his hands on the wall, searched him and placed him in handcuffs.

The alleged officers told him he was breaking and entering, but let him go when he showed them the combination to the key lock.

Afterward, the father called police dispatch to thank them for checking up on his home, and the dispatchers informed him none of their officers had done so.

Two of the suspects were white, both around 6’2″ tall and weighing around 210 pounds. One of them had dark hair, blue eyes and a tribal tattoo on his left arm. The other had dark blonde hair. The third officer was black, about 5’8″ tall and 140 pounds.

The son said all three were wearing baseball hats with Perkins police logo on them, along with black windbreakers, also with the logo.

Police told the victims to call police if they spotted anyone suspicious near the home again.