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Police: Woman breaks into car, says she's cop

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Tonya Lowery (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Tonya Lowery (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said a Roebuck woman was accused of breaking into someone's car then threatening a store employee under the guise of law enforcement.

Spartanburg Public Safety officers were called to the CVS Pharmacy on Union Street Sunday after receiving reports of a woman seen inside someone's car.

According to the incident report, the victim and a store supervisor saw 45-year-old Tonya Lowery inside the man's car going through a stack of lottery tickets.

When questioned about being in the car, Lowery said she thought it was her son's car, police said. Officers said there was no sign of forced entry to the vehicle.

Police said when the store supervisor asked Lowery to come inside after she had called police, Lowery said she was the police and she "had a .38 special that would take care of her."

Officers arrived moments later and arrested Lowery. She was charged with carbreaking and impersonating a law officer. She was being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.

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