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Deputies: Man claiming to be cop tries to run down victim

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Kyle Ledford (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Kyle Ledford (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An attack at a gas station in Spartanburg escalated when a man pulled out a gun and claimed to be a police officer, according to Spartanburg County deputies.

The two victims were cleaning out their car at a gas station on Chesnee Highway in Spartanburg when a man approached them and became angry after a victim wasn't able to let him use his cell phone because of a dead battery, deputies said.

The suspect, 26 year-old Kyle Ledford, then grabbed something out of the passenger side of his truck and tucked it into the back of his pants, according to the deputy's report. Ledford was then quoted in the report as saying, "see this badge I'll shoot you and there is nothing you can do about it."

The report states that one of the victims ran and told Ledford that he was going to call the police, to which Ledford responded, "I am a cop they can't help you."

Ledford then got into his truck and slammed on the gas, aiming the truck at one of the victims, according to the report.

Deputies said after one of the victims returned outside the suspect tried to run him over again.

Ledford then got out of his truck and started hitting and kicking the victim's car causing damage to the truck's lid and front spoiler, according to deputies.

Ledford is charged with malicious injury to personal property and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

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