Police: Man impersonates officer during robbery at King Street Public House

Frankie Davis (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Frankie Davis (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - One man has been arrested for impersonating an officer during a robbery at King Street Public House.

Police say Frankie Davis robbed two people in the bathroom of the bar on Saturday night.

According to authorities, Davis pushed the two individuals against the wall in the bathroom, placed them in handcuffs and identified himself as "Officer Jenkins."

Police say Davis then demanded their belongings and narcotics from the two.

Authorities say Davis took two more than $200 from their wallets and a $100 Australian bill.

According to the report, the victims stated they didn't have any narcotics on them and Davis told them he would let them go for another $200.

The victims asked asked if they could get his badge number and speak to his deputy, but Davis said he would beat them up if he didn't stop questioning him, according to police.

Police say Davis uncuffed the two, gave them back their wallets and left the bathroom where he was later spotted in front of the business. 

Authorities say they were able to detain Davis after a brief struggle and they found him with the handcuffs, the handcuff key, cocaine and money.

Davis appeared in bond court Sunday morning. The judge set his bond at $55,257 spread over four different charges. Those charges include $40,000 for the strong arm robbery of two people, $10,000 for impersonating a law enforcement officer, $5,000 for possession of cocaine and $257 for disorderly conduct.

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