Authorities: Men posed as US marshals to avoid wearing masks


Gary Brummett and Walter Wayne Brown Jr. (Broward County Jail)

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men are accused of pretending to be federal marshals and flashing phony credentials to get out of wearing facial coverings at a South Florida resort hotel.

Staff at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort asked 53-year-old Walter Wayne Brown Jr. and 81-year-old Gary Brummett to cover their faces. But they refused and threatened to arrest employees and saddle the hotel with a fine.

The scheme collapsed when one employee thought they were acting suspicious and called police on Feb. 11.

Officers and a real U.S. marshal arrived and arrested the men on charges of impersonating a federal officer. Both men remain in jail.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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