Police: NJ man impersonated soldier on Veterans Day

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Michael Porter
Michael Porter

GALLOWAY TWP., N.J. -- A New Jersey man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a soldier on Veterans Day.

Michael Porter, 25, of Galloway Township, is charged with Impersonating Military Personnel / Stolen Valor.

Investigators say Porter was identifying himself as a member of the U.S. Army Military Police on Wednesday.

He was allegedly dressed in a military uniform in the area of a base near Pomona Road and Atlantic Avenue.

Porter also had a portable radio capable of receiving transmissions from police and emergency dispatch centers along with handcuffs and keys, police say.

He was sent to the Atlantic County Jail in lieu of $5,000 full cash bail.