Police impersonator surrenders in Snohomish County

Police impersonator surrenders in Snohomish County
Antonio L. Coddute-Farrison. Photo courtesy of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
EVERETT, Wash. - The Snohomish County sheriff's office says a man who was wanted for impersonating an officer surrendered Thursday night and has been booked into jail in Everett.

The sheriff's office says 24-year-old Antonio Coddute-Farrison attended a gun show Saturday in Monroe, where detectives say he pretended to be an undercover Washington State Patrol detective.

Security guards at the gun show say Coddute-Farrison displayed what looked to be an authentic badge and was driving a retired sheriff's office Ford Expedition equipped with lights and siren.

Antonio Coddute-Farrison has a history of impersonating police and is believed to be in possession of various law enforcement gear, including weapons, a Taser, handcuffs, and ballistic vests, according to detectives.

The sheriff's office says he's banned by a court order from carrying a gun and may have posed a risk to the public.