MONROEVILLE, Pa. — A Monroeville man is accused of impersonating a federal officer in an attempt to get state police to arrest a man on a fictitious warrant, Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.
John Balaschak, 61, called Somerset troopers on March 22, identifying himself as a "federally licensed officer in Washington D.C.," according to court documents obtained by TribLIVE. He claimed there was an out-of-state warrant for a man and asked for him to be arrested.
The warrant did not exist and Balaschak is not a member of law enforcement, police said.
Balaschak is charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer, making false reports and false alarms to a public safety agency.
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