Police: Buffalo man posed as officer, demanded coffee discount

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man was charged with impersonating a police officer Friday night after Buffalo Police say he attempted to receive a law enforcement discount at a Starbucks on Delaware Avenue.

Mark Stetter, 48, of Buffalo, was charged with criminal trespassing, criminal impersonation of a police officer, and menacing.

According to police reports, Stetter displayed a fake badge and a gun inside of a holster attached to his belt while at the Starbucks in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday. Stetter stated that he was a detective and demanded a discount.

Stetter then went to Spot Coffee and again displayed a fake badge to gain access into the business after it was closed, stating he was law enforcement.

After Stetter was arrested, it was determined that the gun he was carrying was a BB gun.