Wanted man charged with impersonating a peace officer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A man has been arrested after police say he impersonated an officer in September.

On Sept. 28, Bowling Green police said they were notified of a man driving a black sedan that had approached two Potter Gray Elementary School students walking home from school and offered them candy.

After the students declined, the man showed them a badge and and stated he was a police officer, authorities said.

BGPD said the man told them he was campaigning in the neighborhood at the time. Police said the man was found not to be a police officer in Bowling Green or in nearby counties.

As a result, BGPD obtained a warrant for Robert A. Sharp, Jr., 34, of Bowling Green in connection with the investigation.

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the Bowling Green Police Department arrested Sharp. Sharp is charged with impersonating a peace officer and second-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot).

He remains in the Warren County Detention Center.