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Officer impersonator arrested after disturbance call, another man defecates himself

Posted at 6:00 PM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 09:22:10-04

A disturbance call leads to the arrest of two men, one who is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on Bryan Road at approximately 9:58 p.m.

The victim stated that her boyfriend, later identified as Rick Larson, was highly intoxicated and slammed her hand in a drawer during an argument. A second resident of the home told deputies Larson had several knives and machetes hidden throughout the home.

When deputies saw Rick exiting his bedroom, he was immediately restrained and escorted out of the residence.

At the time of the arrest, Larson tried resisting deputies and announced that he defecated on himself, according to CCSO.

He was eventually handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a patrol car.

Shortly after the arrest, a vehicle arrived to the scene and a man later identified as Richard Sheeran quickly exited.

According to CCSO, Sheeran displayed a law enforcement badge and stated that he worked for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, further claiming he was retired.

Sheeran told deputies that Larson personally called him to the scene for assistance.

After becoming suspicious of Sheeran, deputies ran his license and discovered that Sheeran was arrested four times in Collier County since 2001. Deputies also uncovered that Sheeran had no record of being a law enforcement officer.

He was arrested and face Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer Charges.