Man Impersonates Police Officer to Gain Control Over Teen

The booking photo of Jim Zink

A southern Indiana man is in jail after authorities say he impersonated a police officer over the weekend.

Jim Zink, 63, is accused of identifying himself as a policeman at a Jasper McDonald’s and demanding a juvenile employee be released into his custody. The restaurant’s security footage shows Zink flashing a badge before the teen eventually left with him.

Dubois County Sheriff Tom Kleinhelter confirmed the suspect had worked as a county jail employee from October 2017 until September 2018. Details of how he knew the juvenile have not been released.

Zink is charged with impersonation of a public servant, a Level 6 felony.

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