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Charged: Homeless man impersonates officer, successfully gets dispatch to run license plates

Eliseo Benites (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Eliseo Benites (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

According to the police report, 58-year-old Eliseo Benites, a homeless man from Lubbock, has been indicted by a Lubbock County Grand Jury on charges of impersonating a public servant.

According to the police report, Benites pretended to be a police officer in order to get license plate information. The police report also says Benites was successful in getting information for at least one license plate.

Benites called the police department on at least three occasions and possibly more, according to the report.

The indictment says Benites called the Lubbock Police Department dispatch for the information.

He is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on bonds totaling more than $20,000

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