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Charges dropped against man accused of impersonating officer

Man accused of putting victim in handcuffs

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 35-year-old man accused of impersonating an officer in April will not face charges, according to court records.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on April 10, deputies responded to the Clarcona Resort in response to report of an armed person impersonating a law enforcement officer. 

Jared Fowler told deputies his name was "Good Citizen" and he would not tell deputies his actual name, according to the arrest affidavit. 

A victim told deputies that on April 5, Fowler actually put him in handcuffs, according to investigators.

Investigators said the victim told deputies the man identified himself as Officer Fowler and Fowler told him he would go to jail next time.

Deputies said Fowler was never a security officer with the Clarcona Resort.

Fowler was charged with false imprisonment and impersonating an officer, but court records show the charges were later dropped.

News 6 has asked the state attorney's office why it declined to pursue charges.