One Woman’s Bold Con: Claim You’re An FBI Agent, Demand Free Chick-Fil-A

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Authorities arrested a woman claiming she was a federal agent in order to get free food at a Chick-Fil-A in Dallas, Georgia, The Polk County Standard reported.

Rockmart Police took Kimberly George Ragsdale, 47, into custody for impersonating a public officer – a felony – on Thurs., Nov. 5 at a Chick-Fil-A, the outlet reported.

AUSTELL, GEORGIA – MARCH 18: A view of Chick-fil-A on Austell Road as customers pull around for their drive-thru orders on March 18, 2020 in Austell, Georgia. All locations across the country have temporarily closed their dining room seating to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The woman told authorities she did not have her credentials because they were electronic, and refused to exit her vehicle despite the officers saying they would tase her, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Chick-Fil-A Becomes America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurant, Dethroning In-N-Out)

Ragsdale reportedly pretended to talk to a radio in her shirt, saying that she was being arrested and that the FBI needed to send someone to the Rockmart Police Department, according to Ozarks First.

“We are thankful for the observant and professional staff at Chick-fil-A who knew what to do and gathered the info needed for us to make our case and catch her in the act,” Chief Randy Turner said in a statement obtained by The Polk County Standard Journal. “We would like to inform our citizens to call 911 if someone is claiming to be an officer if they aren’t in a marked car, or in a proper uniform, or if they don’t have the proper credentials.”

“Also, you will not hear a real officer demand a meal anywhere,” Turner added. “If it is given, we appreciate it. If it is discounted, we appreciate it. We will not ask for it or make threats and demand it.”