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Deputies: Man arrested for impersonating Greenville Co. officer while unlawfully armed

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Adam Dean Smith (Source:GCSO) Adam Dean Smith (Source:GCSO)
PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a man has been arrested for impersonating a Greenville County officer.

Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, deputies from Greenville County Sheriff's Office said they responded to the 7-Eleven on Augusta Road in Piedmont after getting reports about a person passed out at the wheel.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the caller told dispatchers that the person was dressed as a law enforcement officer and was armed with a pistol.

Upon arrival, deputies said they located the subject, later identified as 28-year-old Adam Dean Smith.

Deputies said Smith was unlawfully carrying a pistol on his side while inside the 7-Eleven and inside his vehicle by have it improperly concealed. They said Smith was wearing a Greenville County Sheriff's Office t-shirt while doing so.

The Sheriff's Office, however, has confirmed that Smith had never been employed with the agency.

Deputies said they also received information that Smith had potentially had contact with an individual while "acting" in a law enforcement capacity. They are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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