You've probably heard the stereotypical jokes about cops and doughnut shops.
Well, 48-year-old Charles Thomas Barry of Florida thought he could use his badge and gun to get a discount at his favorite doughnut joint. The one problem according to investigators; Barry is not a police officer.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Barry has been impersonating a law enforcement officer just to get a 10 percent discount on his coffee.
Pasco County sheriff's deputies say the Trinity, Fla. man would regularly go to a local Dunkin' Donuts and demand that he receive a discount on his beverage.
Store employees claim that Barry has at times claimed to be a U.S. Marshal and a U.S. Air Marshal and was willing to prove it.
When an unnamed cashier refused to give Barry the discount at one point, "He whipped out a gold star badge .. held up his .38-calibar revolver - still in its holster - and said 'See I'm a cop!'"
A cashier at the New Port Richey store became suspicious of Barry when he started coming in on weekends with family members and decided to write down Barry's license plate number and report him to authorities.
The Times reports that while Barry's father was once a police officer in New Jersey, Barry has never served on the force. Pasco County deputies also say they are not allowed to accept discounts at area businesses.
Barry is facing charges of impersonating an officer and improper exhibition of a firearm. He has been freed after posting $5,150 bail.