Two Men Arrested for Impersonating Police Officers | Crime
Two Las Vegas men are facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and impersonating police officers and auto burglary.
According to Metro Police, Charles Sean Rush and Christopher Ontiveros-Mendez worked for a bail bonds company and were trying to find a man who had skipped bail.
While trying to find the man, who they believed was working as a pimp, they called up two different women, who were working as dancers, to come to Rush's apartment on West Russell Road near Buffalo Drive.
When the first woman arrived at the apartment, Rush and Ontiveros-Mendez told her they were police officers, put her in handcuffs and took her purse, police said. The victim also noticed that more than $600, which had been in her car, was gone.
After letting her go, because they claimed she had been cooperative, she called police to report the robbery.
While police were investigating the robbery and kidnapping of the first dancer, they spotted the two suspects in the parking lot of the same apartment complex, with a man and a woman in handcuffs.
According to the arrest report, the woman was another dancer the suspects had called. The man was a friend she had with her.
The witnesses told police that both suspects had badges that looked like police badges. One was also wearing a soft body armor. Police also said that during the second stop both men were armed with handguns.