A girl pretending to be “part of the presidential cabinet” was arrested at an inauguration checkpoint in Washington, D.C., on Saturday morning.
Linda Magovern, 63, was charged with impersonation of a regulation enforcement officer, failure to obey and fleeing a regulation enforcement officer after she offered herself at the checkpoint whereas in a automobile, NBC Washington studies.
Magovern displayed “a round metallic object later identified as a Military Police Challenge Coin,” and said she was a part of regulation enforcement, based on a police report. After initially complying when requested to park her automobile, Magovern drove off when then requested to offer her license, based on a police report obtained by NBC News.
Officers finally stopped her and took her to a hospital to be evaluated, police said.
DC police didn’t return a request for remark and it was not instantly clear if Magovern has an legal professional.
Her arrest comes as safety has been dramatically elevated in D.C in the wake of the Capitol riot and with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden only a few days away. The National Guard elevated troop ranges to 25,000, as a lot of town is below lockdown, with restricted site visitors and checkpoints.
Police on Friday arrested a man with an unregistered gun and hundreds of rounds of ammo at at an inauguration checkpoint.