2 registered felons arrested for impersonating deputies, Osceola cops say

Duo asked questions about drug shipment, frisked man at fish camp, cops say


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Osceola County deputies arrested two registered felons on Wednesday morning they say were impersonating officers, questioning and frisking people at a fish camp.

Colbey Parsons and George Tribble were charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and arrested early Wednesday morning.

Deputies received a tip Tuesday evening and the victim was able to identify Parsons and Tribble in a photo lineup. They were taken to Osceola County Jail. Tribble was also charged with violation of probation for a previous methamphetamine arrest.

The victim told authorities he was at Richardson's Fish Camp on Scotty's Road when Parsons and Tribble walked up to him and told him they were deputies.

They then asked the victim about a drug shipment coming into the lake where the fish camp was located, for the victim's Social Security number and his driver's license, according to the report.

Deputies said Tribble and Parsons then patted the victim down, but never showed a badge.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said a real deputy would show a badge even if they weren't in uniform.