A 24-year-old man was arrested by real police after allegedly using a fake badge to get into a Florida strip joint without being charged cover. 

According to Florida Today, Darren Phillip Walker showed a badge at the door of the Bare Assets in Melbourne claiming he was a federal agent looking for a girl named "Mason."

Him and his friend were allowed in but management got suspicious and called deputies, they found Walker hadn't actually worked for any law enforcement agency since 2011.

Brevard County investigators also found police gear such as a police siren light, a collapsible baton, and other assorted items in Walker's car.

Walker was charged with impersonating an officer.

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