This Man is Not a Cop

Elmhurst man charged with impersonating an officer for the second time

An Elmhurst man who claimed to be a lawyer and private investigator, arrested Monday and charged for the second time with impersonating a cop, according to Chicago police.
Raul Eiseman, 44, of Elmhurst, was arrested at his home Monday afternoon and charged with aggravated impersonation of a police officer and armed robbery, according to a police report.
The suspect, who works in a law office and is from Romania, is expected to appear in bond court this afternoon.
Police said Monday’s arrest followed an incident in which Eiseman -- while allegedly wearing a belt with a pistol in a holster and an unidentified type of police badge -- demanded $150 from a man in his 30s or he would “arrest” him and take him to the police station. Eiseman told the man he was a private investigator, a lawyer and a police officer.
A similar incident was discovered last month. Eiseman was charged with trying to extort $400 per week for over a year from a Polish immigrant. The suspect told the victim he was a Chicago police officer and would make him “disappear” if he didn’t meet his demands, police said.
Finally, the victim cried out for help because he couldn't pay his rent. He told his landlord, who called police.
Police arrested Eiseman during a pre-planned meeting with the victim. He was charged with aggravated impersonation of a police officer and a weapons violations in the March assault, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said.

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