Clarksburg Man Caught Impersonating Police Officer

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CLARKSBURG, MD – A Clarksburg man impersonating a police officer gained access into the Leisure World community and harassed a woman driving along North Leisure World Boulevard on Sunday, according to police.

After an investigation, police arrested and charged 47-year-old Matthew Kinsey of Clarksburg, for impersonating a police officer.

Police learned Kinsey was operating a grey Barwood Taxi sedan when he approached the main gate of the Leisure World community and identified himself to the security guard as a Montgomery County Police Officer. He then entered the Leisure World community.

“While in the Leisure World community, Kinsey blocked the victim’s vehicle at an intersection, exited his vehicle and identified himself as Montgomery County Police,” the department said. “When the victim asked to see Kinsey’s badge and asked why his vehicle did not have any lights, Kinsey did not respond. Kinsey then walked to the front of the victim’s vehicle, took a picture of the license plate and returned to his vehicle. When the victim drove away, Kinsey followed.”

At that point, the victim dialed 911. Kinsey eventually left the parking lot.

According to a police report today, the victim told police that he observed the same vehicle parked in another section of the Leisure World community. Officers responded to that location and observed the vehicle in the parking lot. Further investigation determined that the vehicle was registered to Regency Cab Inc. and Kinsey was an employee of the business.

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On Wednesday, Kinsey was arrested.