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Cops: Man impersonates police to steal breakfast from hotel in Dunwoody

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A man allegedly impersonated a police officer in order to obtain free food from a Dunwoody hotel.

Mr. Roche Harris, 36, was charged with impersonation of a police officer, simple battery, theft by taking and loitering and prowling, Dunwoody police said Wednesday.

Investigators said in December, Mr. Harris visited the Staybridge Hotel in order to obtain the free continental breakfast although he was not a guest or a patron of the hotel.

"Hotel staff confronted Mr. Harris in December at which time he assaulted the manager," police spokesman Officer Tim Fecht said.

He allegedly threw hot water in the manager's face, according to a media report.

In February, Mr. Harris allegedly returned, this time posing as a law enforcement officer by displaying a badge, Officer Fecht said.

On Sunday, he allegedly returned again and began taking food from the continental breakfast, the spokesman said. At that point, a staff member contacted 911 and responding officers arrested the East Point man without incident, he said.

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