Police charge 2 men with police impersonation, robbery

Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:37pm
Staff reports

Two men disguised as security guards are facing criminal charges after they told a man he was under investigation for a drug complaint, then took money from his wallet.

Travis Calhoun, 20, and Michael Lee Adams, 21, allegedly approached the victim outside of his home in Antioch early Friday morning. They are accused of taking $190 from the victim’s wallet.

Police located Adams and Calhoun, along with two women and a child, at Waffle House on Harding Place. South Precinct officers found $75 under a trashcan in the bathroom and a security guard shirt inside an air vent in the restaurant. According to Metro police, the victim identified Adams and Calhoun as the robbers.

Police allege that Calhoun also admitted to a similar April 21 crime on Antioch Pike when he dressed as a security guard and robbed another man.

Both men were charged with robbery, impersonating a police officer, child endangerment and evidence tampering. Calhoun also faces one extra count each of robbery and impersonating a police officer.

Calhoun was in jail on $34,000 bond, and Adams, of Madison, was held on $55,000.

4 Comments on this post:

By: RTungsten on 4/27/12 at 2:02

Bet they vote for Obama.

By: Ask01 on 4/30/12 at 5:36

RT, considering the somewhat dismal alternatives currently being offered by the Republican party, I might vote for Obama.

Seriously, this episode merely depicts a visible symptom of deeper underlying societal problems.

The lack of employment opportunities is, while a major component, only part of the equation. Society seems to have lost comprehension of right and wrong. Worse, an act such as this will be not only tolerated, but I feel almost certain in some circles admired, and almost as disturbing, copied and improved upon.

Until we can regain a collective societal conscience, and condemn such actions instead of glorifying the behavior, this will continue.

By: willtw on 4/30/12 at 7:46

only the illiterate would consider voting for this Blamer in Chief!

By: yucchhii on 4/30/12 at 11:12

yucchhii Osama obama is just as big a criminal as these clowns are. In fact, he's really MUCH BIGGER. He gets to commit crimes LEGALLY!!