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Ryan James Purdy
Earlier this week we detailed SPD's efforts to catch up with 46-year-old Ryan James Purdy - a man wanted since December for

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Police: Fake Cop Accused of Using Box of Porn in Crime Spree Arrested in Auburn

Purdy Mugshot.jpg
Ryan James Purdy
Earlier this week we detailed SPD's efforts to catch up with 46-year-old Ryan James Purdy - a man wanted since December for a series of robberies in which police say he impersonated a cop and - in at least one instance - utilized a box of porn to pull off a criminal endeavor.

Well, the search is over. Seattle Police announced this morning that Purdy was arrested Wednesday after boarding a bus to Auburn and making the mistake of bragging to a fellow passenger that he was a wanted man.

Not surprisingly, police say the passenger called 911 right after getting off the bus and cops from Auburn quickly swooped in.

According to the SPD Blotter blog:

Purdy was riding a bus in Auburn Wednesday when he began chatting up a fellow passenger and mentioned he was wanted by police for impersonating a cop.

The passenger got off the bus and called the real police.

When Auburn police officers arrived, Purdy continued his streak of impersonation, giving officers a fake name in an attempt to convince them he was someone other than a wanted man. It didn't work, and Auburn police booked Purdy into jail.

No word on the whereabouts of the box of porn.

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