D.C. Man Accused of Impersonating Congressman

By Brandon Benavides
|  Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010  |  Updated 4:46 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
D.C. Man Accused of Impersonating Congressman

Getty Images

Prosecutors charged 26-year-old Walter Nelson Lewis Jr. with illegal possession of a congressional lapel pin, The Washington Examiner reported.

He is accused of impersonating a congressman after allegedly telling U.S. Capitol Police he was U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
 
Officers were responding to an assault on a member of Congress in the 100 block of Independence Avenue SE at about 1 a.m. Nov. 17, according to court documents. Nelson told police he did not have any identification on him.
 
Police didn’t believe his story and asked him about the congressional lapel pin. He said it was given to him by an uncle.
 
Once officers confirmed Lewis lied about who he was, they arrested him.
 
The congressional lapel pin is issued to members of Congress, allowing them to bypass security at congressional buildings. Police confirmed the pin was authentic and Lewis was not authorized to have one, reported the Examiner.

If found guilty, he could be fined or spend up to six months in jail.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out