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12/13/2013

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CRIME BLOTTER (Inset) Michael Molnar/Contributed photo VENICE MAN CHARGED AFTER CLAIMING TO BE SARASOTA POLICE OFFICER A Venice man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to break into a home on 19th Street in Sarasota in late April and told the victim he was the "Sarasota Police," the Sarasota Police Department has announced. When the victim looked out the window, he saw a white male wearing a black vest with "SWAT" written on the front of it in white letters, the release continues. The suspect was also wearing a black mask over his face and black gloves, and he was armed with a black Michael Frank Molnar, 20, has been charged handgun, the release says. with felony counts of Attempted Home Invasion Robbery and Falsely Impersonating The victim told detectives the suspect tried An Officer, a news release says. 

 to gain entry into the home by kicking at the front door, but the door did not open. 
The On April 30, the victim told detectives the susvictim also said he was suspicious of the suspect tried to get into his home at 1357 19th pect because he believed if the suspect were St. in Sarasota, the release adds. The vica real police officer, he would have already tim said he was lying down in his bedroom broken down the door, the report adds. when he heard a loud knock at the front door. The victim then heard the suspect announce The victim reported that he armed himself "Sarasota Police" several times, the victim with a knife, looked out the window and told detectives, according to the release. 

 saw the suspect at the front door, "visibly

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