A Georgia woman was arrested after authorities said she posed as an FBI agent in repeated attempts to get a free meal at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Kimberly Ragsdale, 47, of Dallas was arrested by Rockmart Police, AP reported.
Employees of the fried chicken restaurant told investigators that Ragsdale drove a white minivan to the Chick-Fil-A multiple times that week. She not only claimed to be an FBI agent, but threatened to detain employees who refused to comply, according to the police report.
When an officer asked if she had been identifying herself as a federal agent, “Ragsdale stated that she was a federal agent,” according to a Rockmart Police Department report. In response to a police request to see her credentials, Ragsdale replied that she “did not have one that it was electronic.”
Ragsdale took that part of the ploy to a new level when officers were handcuffing her and she started to “talk into her shirt like she was talking into a radio telling someone that we were arresting her and to send someone to Rockmart PD,” according to the police report obtained by Thesmokinggun.
“You will not hear a real officer demand a meal anywhere,” Chief Randy Turner told news outlets. “If it is given, we appreciate it. If it is discounted, we appreciate it. We will not ask for it or make threats and demand it.”
Ragsdale was charged with impersonating a public official