Fake Police 'Age Verification Inspector' Arrested in Colo.

Tod Hunter
LONGMONT, Colo. — A man suspected of impersonating a police detective and demanding porn videos at a local adult store last month was arrested Tuesday in Longmont.

Andrew Libby, 33, has been accused of using a fake police badge to try to get clerks at Mile High Emporium in Longmont to give him X-rated DVDs when he claimed to be from the "age verification unit" of the local police. He was arrested without incident outside of his home on suspicion of two counts of impersonating a police officer, child neglect, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of an illegal weapon, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives believe Libby is the man in surveillance videos taken from Mile High Emporium. Store clerks told police the man in the video flashed a badge and told them he was a detective with the Longmont Police Department’s age verification unit, which does not exist, and told the clerks to provide him with X-rated videos so he could confirm the age of the performers.

The clerks turned him away.

According to police reports, the man came to the store on July 18, July 19 and July 26. The store’s manager reported the incidents to police on July 28, saying the man provided a badge and a police business card without a name.

A police commander told reporters that officers searching Libby's home found a metal badge with the words “private security” on it, an illegal butterfly knife and a semi-automatic handgun. Officers also found a gun safe, the commander said, which could lead to additional arrest charges if there are guns inside because Libby is a convicted felon.