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A 27-year-old Armin Place man dressed in a makeshift Buffalo police uniform was arrested by two real Buffalo Police Officers when they pulled his pickup truck over at Cazenovia Street and North Legion Drive late Monday afternoon for allegedly playing “very loud music.” When stopped by Police Officers Sean McCabe and Joseph R. Hassett the suspect, James A. Gossling, claimed he was dressed as an officer “for protection.”

Gossling was described as wearing a Buffalo police shirt, a Buffalo police jacket and tactical boots. They recovered from his truck about 5:40 p.m. Monday a police radio scanner, a pair of handcuffs and a billy club. He was charged with first-degree criminal impersonation.