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He ordered people at a car dealership to 'Stand down.' Except he wasn't a cop.

Scott Edward Davis
Scott Edward Davis - Indian River County Jail

Scott Edward Davis seems to have missed his calling.

The Vero Beach man, 51, was booked into the Indian River County Jail Tuesday on two outstanding arrest warrants, according to a Facebook post from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

The charges leveled against him — after a months-long, multi-agency investigation — are a little out of the ordinary.

Davis was charged with fraudulently obtaining veterans status on his driver's license and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

According to the police report, the case began back in December 2017, when Davis reportedly started a verbal disturbance at a Ford dealership in Vero Beach when the suspect presented a fake badge and "repeatedly identified himself as a representative of the Department of Homeland Security."

According to WPTV, a dealership employee said the suspect got upset when a worker at the dealership got into his car to move it into a a garage. When the situation escalated, Davis reportedly yanked out a badge and told employees to "Stand down!" Cops were called to the scene.

On Davis' person was a driver's license that listed him as having a veteran designation.

Deputies discovered that Davis had actually been in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1989, but had been dishonorably discharged “for the good of the service — in lieu of court martial.”

The Veteran’s Administration confirmed to investigators that Davis is not eligible for benefits nor is he considered a veteran.

This wasn't the first time Davis has acted in this fashion.

Reports from the Austin Police Department in Texas revealed he was arrested twice in 1992, after allegedly making over 20 traffic stops while impersonating a law enforcement officer, with the use of emergency lights, a siren and unauthorized fire department badge.

Davis made his first appearance in court Tuesday and was released on $20,000 bond, added WPTV.

If you have any additional information about this subject impersonating a law enforcement officer, the sheriff's office asks that you contact Lt. Thomas Raulen at 772-978-6148.

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