Florida Statutes 843.08 — FALSE PERSONATION
“A person who falsely assumes or pretends to be a firefighter, a sheriff, a deputy sheriff, a police officer, [. . . ] and takes upon himself or herself to act as such, or to require any other person to aid or assist him or her in a matter pertaining to the duty of any such officer, commits a felony of the third degree.”*
Jeremy Dewitte has long since pointed to the law’s requirement that one ‘take it upon himself to act’ like a cop, correctly stating to anyone who will listen that his appearance alone is not a crime in the State of Florida.
With this brief video, Jeremy Dewitte might actually regret his habit of recording everything.
Probably not, though.
*Many other positions are listed in Florida’s false personation statute. To keep things focused, they have been omitted from the quoted text.
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