Fla. man charged with impersonating security detail member for president’s Marine One

Fla. man charged with impersonating security detail member for president’s Marine One
Mar-A-Lago. (Image: Screen grab of Starz News video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Fortunately, he seems to have gotten nowhere near the president.  A little too close to the helo, though.  He did get caught, so that’s good.]

A former Marine allegedly impersonated a security team member for Marine One, the helicopter that transports President Trump on short trips, and breached two checkpoints last week at Palm Beach International Airport, according to authorities, The New York Times first reported.

Brandon Magnan, 37, is charged with false personation of an officer or employee of the United States, according to federal court documents. …

Trump was spending his winter vacation at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach at the time of the incident. Magnan approached a security checkpoint near where the helicopter was housed and showed credentials that indicated he was a law enforcement officer with the United States Marine Corps.

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He made it past another checkpoint before a sheriff’s deputy there noticed that Magnan was not wearing a Marine Corps uniform.

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