La. street bouncer wearing 'State Agent' vest arrested for impersonating cop

Police said Wayne Lozier Jr. wore a gun belt and a bullet-proof vest emblazoned with the words "State Agent" when he chased and TASERed a man


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — The armed man running down Bourbon Street wasn't a police officer, but he looked the part.

A state police news release says troopers patrolling New Orleans' French Quarter on Saturday spotted a man wearing a gun belt and a bullet-proof vest emblazoned with the words "State Agent." He was chasing another man, whom troopers helped apprehend.

Pictured is Wayne Lozier Jr.
Pictured is Wayne Lozier Jr. (Photo/New Orleans Justice Center jail)

The release says that as troopers handcuffed the captured man, the man in tactical gear stunned him with a Taser.

Later, troopers learned the man in the "State Agent" vest was actually a Bourbon Street bar bouncer.

Police say 39-year-old Wayne Lozier Jr. faces charges of aggravated battery and impersonating an officer. Records show he hasn't entered a plea.

The unidentified second man was not arrested. Officials didn't say what prompted the foot chase.

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