'Deputy' on Duty at Parade Wasn't Above Suspicion

Something wasn't quite right about one sheriff's deputy who showed up for work in Pasadena before the Rose Parade began Wednesday.

His uniform and badge said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, just like the other deputies. He, too, carried a loaded revolver. But maybe it's true that some cops can smell a crook.

Curious deputies checked the stranger's identity and discovered an impostor in their midst. They arrested Laymoine Bolton, a 26-year-old parolee who walked away from a halfway house in 1990, and booked him on several charges.

Authorities found that the car he drove had been reported stolen. But they had no idea how he came into possession of the uniform and badge, said Deputy Irma Bacerra of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

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