While Troopers were conducting a traffic stop on Sunday, April 13, on Washington Avenue in Albany, another car pulled up behind the cruiser and out stepped a Colonie man who came up to the arrest scene, police said. The man was wearing a polo golf shirt with the State Police logo and asked if they needed any assistance, identifying himself as a Trooper, too, out of Latham, according to authorities.
Well, he isn’t and had no other identification to say he was actually a police officer.
Not knowing the man, Troopers began asking him basic questions regarding his station assignment and various particulars to which he couldn’t answer, saying he’d only been on the job for about a year. After answering incorrectly to a few fundamental questions, the man admitted he lied.
After completing the original investigation, Anthony Chandler, 20, was taken in for processing, charged with Criminal Impersonation of a Public Servant (Class-A misdemeanor). Chandler was ticketed and is due back in Albany City Court on Tuesday April 22.