Fake Eugene cop pleads guilty to impersonation

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A man who acted like a Eugene police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to impersonation.

Daniel Scott Alloway was sentenced in Lane County Circuit Court to two years' probation, but no more time in jail where he had been held since his Jan. 26 arrest.

Alloway apologized in court for "acting dumb." The 39-year-old is an Oregon Army National Guard soldier who served three tours in Iraq and worked as a security guard. He had no prior criminal record.

His public defender said Alloway thought he was helping people.

Police say he wore police uniforms and badges and a utility belt with a handgun, pepper spray and stun gun. Police say they have been getting tips for three of four years of a man pretending to be "Officer Dan Baker."

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com