A Canadian man who wore a fake Mountie uniform is facing several charges in British Columbia after allegedly trying to remove an ATM cash machine from a gas station.
Two men told a Chilliwack gas station clerk that they had to remove the cash dispensing machine. One of them was wearing the work uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The cunning plan fell apart when the men realized the machine was bolted to the floor, the police report said.
As soon as the men left, the clerk called police and gave them a description of their van.
It was pulled over soon after and 41-year-old Marc Cadieux was charged with impersonating an officer, possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose, theft over $5,000, and using an imitation firearm.
Cadieux was out on bail for two previous charges of making threats.
RCMP spokeswoman Constable Tracy Wolbeck wouldn’t confirm if the uniform was authentic, but said removing a cash machine “is not typical” of police behavior.