I never heard his side of the story. If he also handed over his license along with the Badge. That could mean he was joking possible. A judge would take this very serious, and it is best for him to be straight forward and honest. So they arrested him days later not on the spot. Sounds like he might had been joking and the State Trooper told his commander who is all gung ho to go by the book and arrest him. My opinion, but there is 2 sides and it is up to a judge or jury to decide this. If he was joking it will be a expensive joke.
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