PD: Fake Marshal challenged after clearing Mesa bar

Posted at 12:05 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 17:34:01-04

A man impersonating a United States Marshal was arrested after clearing a Mesa bar.

Mesa police report that on September 3, Richard Ciancuillo, 55, approached a bar near Power and McKellips roads.

He was driving a black SUV and was wearing a black polo shirt that said, "Fugitive Recovery Agent." He was also wearing a tactical belt with a handgun and handcuffs. 

He reportedly ordered a person to move their car so that he could park. 

Entering the bar, Ciancuillo stated that he was a U.S. Marshal and ordered patrons out of the patio area. 

A Mesa police officer challenged Ciancuillo and requested credentials. After first refusing, Ciancuillo gave the officer a 'concealed weapons permit.' 

Ciancuillo was then disarmed and detained in handcuffs for police.

He's been charged with impersonating a peace officer.