The FBI says a Flint man in body armor, carrying a gun and rounds of ammunition was arrested Tuesday night after he told police he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Cassidy Delavergne was charged in federal court Wednesday with possessing a phony CIA ID card.
Grand Blanc Township police officers responded to the Trillium Theater Tuesday evening after someone noticed Delavergne's vest and gun. Police say Delavergne also wore the fake CIA badge around his neck. He reportedly told an FBI agent he displayed the ID to minimize any concerns about his 9 mm beretta.
Delavergne was watching a movie when police arrived and questioned him. He was arrested and interviewed by township police and FBI agents. He is currently in custody.
â??After the Aurora [Colo.] incident at the theater, after Boston and all the other things going around in the country, with the mass shootings, people get concerned when they see someone dressed out of the norm like that with body armor and a handgun,â?? Grand Blanc Township Det. Matt Harburn said. â??That, not in itself being illegal, does bring attention to that person.â??
The FBI says Delavergne had an additional 111 rounds of ammunition in his car.
He was not charged with crimes related to the gun or ammunition.
Police say Delavergne had a concealed weapon permit.
GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP (AP) --- The FBI says it arrested a man who appeared at a Flint-area movie theater wearing body armor, possessing a gun and carrying 34 rounds of ammunition.
Cassidy Delavergne was charged Wednesday with possessing a phony card that identified him as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.
In a court filing, the FBI says Delavergne told an agent that he displayed the badge Tuesday at Trillium Theater in Genesee County's Grand Blanc Township to minimize any concerns about his firearm, a 9 mm Beretta.
The FBI says the Flint man had 111 rounds of ammunition in his car. He told the FBI that he has a concealed weapon permit and didn't want to leave the gun unattended.
Delavergne was in custody Wednesday and couldn't be reached for comment.
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