Wade Boudoin said he was on patrol when employees of the Contempra Inn in Kenner asked him what he was doing wandering around the parking lot about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
“Don’t you hear the police radio?” he said, referring to a radio he held, according to Kenner police.
He reportedly told the employees he was an undercover officer and there was “criminal activity going on back there.”
When the employee asked to see his credentials, Boudoin allegedly began to curse, flashed a badge holder and ran away.
The real police later caught up with him, and for the second time since May, Boudoin, 43, was arrested for allegedly impersonating a cop.
He was stopped in the 3000 block of Loyola Drive on Monday for improper lane use, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a Kenner Police Department spokesman.
During the stop, witnesses to Sunday’s incident identified him as the man who had claimed to be an officer on patrol in the lot of the hotel at 2820 Williams Blvd.
Boudoin was booked on counts of false personation of a police officer and disturbing the peace, McGregor said.
He remained in jail Tuesday.
Boudoin was first arrested May 26 on a count of false personation of a police officer.
Wearing a T-shirt with the word “POLICE” on the front and back and with a belt that carried handcuffs, a radio, mace and a badge, he allegedly had stopped a vehicle and claimed to have clocked it speeding.
During that incident, he threatened to pull the driver out of the vehicle and arrest him or give a Breathalyzer test, police said.
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