Phoenix man impersonating a federal agent threatens victim with Taser

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Posted at 11:53 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 21:17:24-04

PHOENIX — A man who called himself "Agent Orion" threatened a victim with a Taser during an argument earlier this week.

On May 20, Phoenix police responded to a home near 24th and Van Buren streets for a disturbance.

When officers arrived, they reportedly saw six people arguing. One of those people, 29-year-old Saul Garcia, identified himself as a federal agent. He allegedly told police that he was there to "protect the federal rights of these people."

One victim reportedly told police that during the argument, Garcia threatened them with a Taser.

Garcia told officers that because he was a federal agent, they didn't have any authority over him.

Police say he was wearing a tactical vest and pants that were "dirty and dingy." Garcia showed them an ID badge with the name "Agent Orion" on it. It also read "United States Government, Emergency Protection Division."

Officers discovered that the 'Emergency Protection Division' is a self-made website belonging to Garcia.

According to court records, the FBI and DHS have no knowledge of the 'Emergency Protection Division,' Saul Garcia or Agent Orion.

Garcia has been charged with forgery, disorderly conduct and impersonating a peace officer.