LANGHORNE, Pa. — A lawmaker is actually looking into federal charges for a man accused of impersonating a veteran on video by a real veteran.
According to ABC News, the man was dressed as a veteran on Black Friday at Oxford Valley Mall and claimed to be a ranger.
A former infantryman and purple heart recipient, Ryan Berk, confronted him on camera after noticing some inconsistencies and suspecting that he was using the uniform to get discounts.
YouTube video of the confrontation, posted by Stolen Valor, has gotten more than 3.1 million views. *Click here for the full YouTube video. Warning: The language may be offensive to some*
In it, Berk questioned the man, identified as Sean Yetman, about placement of some of his badges on the uniform and about several of his claims about his service. Throughout the video, Yetman insists he is truly in the military.
According to USA Today, Yetman is not listed in the Army Human Resources Command records as being in the military.
Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is asking the U.S. Attorney to consider filing federal charges against Yetman. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 prohibits anyone to act or introduce themselves as a military member to benefit themselves.