Ill. man charged with felony for impersonating firefighter

If convicted, Jerod Day, 40, could face up to six years in prison


By Rachel Engel

SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. — A man who allegedly pretended to be a Cowden Fire Department firefighter is now being held on charges of False Personation, a Class 4 felony, ABC 20 reported.

Day reportedly alleged affiliation with the CFD, according to the county's state’s attorney, then used profanity toward an elderly woman and ordered her out of her vehicle.

The official charge says Day presented himself “in such an unreasonable manner as to alarm and disturb the victim and to provoke a breach of the peace.”

Day’s bond was set at $75,000. He faces between one and six years in prison if convicted.

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