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Man Accused of Impersonating Officer in Bal Harbour

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    Man Accused of Impersonating Officer in Bal Harbour

    Morris Dalkeith is facing charges of impersonating an officer in Bal Harbour.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018)

    A man was arrested after police say he tried to pose as a police officer during a car burglary in Bal Harbour.

    Morris Dalkeith, 27, is facing charges of falsely impersonating an officer, burglary, petty theft and loitering or prowling.

    The arrest report says Morris went into the Quarzo Hotel at 290 Bal Bay Drive and walked up and down the property. At one point, he identified himself as a Metro police officer to a man but when the man asked to see his badge, Dalkeith couldn't produce one, an arrest report said.

    Dalkeith said "I’m going to get my badge" and started running, the report said. He was taken into custody a short time later.

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    The victims claim Morris broke into their car and stole a sweater and headphones.

    In court Tuesday, Dalkeith spoke on his behalf, denying the charges.

    "And nor do they have any evidence of any burglary or anything they say they do that I took," he said. "No fingerprints, no evidence, no nothing."

    The judge did find probable cause for the all the charges and set a bond of $13,000. If he bonds out, he’ll have to come back for his arraignment in a month.

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