Menlo Park man cited after claiming to be police officer


A "driving incident" on Crane Street in Menlo Park led to the citation of a Menlo Park man for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

Mark Shafran, 53, reportedly flashed a badge and told a woman that he was a cop during an argument they had gotten into as each was driving on Friday, March 27. Further details are not yet available.

After the 65-year-old woman called the Menlo Park Police Department around 11 a.m., the real officer who came out to the scene allegedly found a fake "Security Enforcement Officer" badge in Mr. Shafran's white Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Mr. Shafran was cited for misdemeanor impersonation of a police officer, according to the report. The case has been sent to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office for disposition.


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Posted by Tricia
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm

This type of behavior should be more than a misdemeanor. Women can be severely in trouble when men impersonate a peace officer. [Part removed. In Town Square posts, please don't assume a named person is guilty.] It is a despicable thing to do to a woman.

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Posted by Makes sense
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:56 pm

If he can get the pension, it might be worth it!

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