Cape Town man arrested for impersonating a disabled man is a repeat offender

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Cape Town man arrested for impersonating a disabled man is a repeat offender

Nashira Davids | 2017-02-09 13:16:04.0

The man was not disabled but simply used it as a ruse to solicit donations from the public. File photo.

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A Cape Town man was arrested for impersonating a disabled person.

According to the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department‚ the man was arrested on Wednesday at the intersection of Spaanschemat River Road and Ladies Mile.

Wayne Dyason‚ the city’s law enforcement principle inspector‚ said officers were told that the man‚ who “appeared physically disabled”‚ had been “aggressively” begging from motorists.

“When [officers] approached him‚ the suspect became violent. Officers eventually managed to get him to the Diep River Police Station‚ by which stage they had figured out that he was not disabled but simply used it as a ruse to solicit donations from the public‚” said Dyason.

“He was charged with impersonating a disabled person and obstruction.”

Later they also established that he had been charged with the same office in Somerset West and sentenced to six months in prison.

– TMG Digital/TimesLIVE



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