Bridgeport Man Charged With Impersonating CPD Officer

A 47-year-old Bridgeport man with a history of pretending to be a cop was charged with a felony count of impersonating a police officer, Chicago Police announced Monday. 

Hong Chu, of the 3100 block of South Throop, approached a man in his car at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of South Bell Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and told the man he was a police officer, police said. 

Chu pulled his vehicle behind the driver as he was about to park and approached the man while wearing a T-shirt with police insignia and a set of handcuffs in a case on his belt, police said. Chu asked the man “Do you know who I am?” and told him “I’m a cop” before leaving, police said. 

Police located him in the 3300 block of South Oakley Avenue and he was arrested. 

Chu has two prior convictions for impersonating a police officer and was on probation at the time of his arrest, police said. 

Chu was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

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