Police: Homeless man impersonates 'undercover officer' in Janesville

Courtesy: Janesville Police Department
Courtesy: Janesville Police Department(WIFR)
Published: Jul. 18, 2019 at 11:38 AM CDT
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A homeless man is accused of impersonating an "undercover officer" in Janesville after he reportedly attempted to enter a locked car.

Janesville Police say Jeremiah Kemper, 34, tried to enter a locked car around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at 465 Rockport Rd. near Monterey Park.

Police say the owner of the car was fishing nearby when he saw Kemper trying to enter. The owner and Kemper were allegedly involved in a verbal confrontation where Kemper identified himself as an "undercover officer" multiple times.

Police say Kemper showed a knife and held it over the owner's head in a threatening manner. He ran away from the seen once he learned officers were called.

Officers located Kemper on the Center Ave bridge, then arrested him after a brief verbal argument.

Kemper's charges include impersonating an officer, resisting an officer, threat to judge and disorderly conduct while armed.

Kemper is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.