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Cop impersonator attempts to arrest Whitesboro store clerk

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:45 PM CDT
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WHITESBORO, Texas (KXII) - Sunday evening just after 5 p.m. Whitesboro police responded to a disturbance at the Allsup’s convenience store, at the corner of U-S 377 and 82.

That’s where they say John Michael Grubbs walked inside and told the cashier he was under arrest.

“He identified himself as a police officer, as a Texas Ranger, and a retired Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy,” said Whitesboro police chief Scott Taylor.

Police say the cashier said no, and Grubb’s left. Then, he came back -this time, with a handgun.

“During that time the male went out to his car, got a fire arm, and said ‘you need to come with me, I’m with the Texas Rangers,” Chief Taylor said.

The store clerk called 9-1-1 and Grubbs waited right there at the store.

When officers arrived, Grubbs claimed he was a member of law enforcement, and showed them a business card.

“There’s none that we know, we have not found any kind of connection, it was a random situation. We’re still investigating,” said Chief Taylor.

Chief Taylor says the cashier doesn’t know Grubbs, and he had the right idea to inform police.

“There’s always that little hair on the back of your neck that you want to listen to,” Chief Taylor said. “If you don’t think things are right, always call your local police or call 9-1-1. They can verify if there’s an officer or law enforcement agency in front of you, and that’s always a good way to be safe.”

Grubbs was booked into the Grayson County Jail, on both assault with a deadly weapon and impersonation of a peace officer charges.

This case is still under investigation.

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