I knew a man who had a closet full of uniforms for military, police, and other costumes. He also had a Screen Actors Guild membership, as these
outfits were used when he had a small background job in TV or movie productions. He even had a fake police badge. No actual ID cards though.
But Roy Antigua went all the way with the impersonation tools. How many times have you seen on TV, the bad guys get a car that looks official,
looking like military or law enforcement, go to a victim's neighborhood and door, and abducts someone? I think he was using these outfits for fraud.
I've heard even about interrogation outfits that keep the lie going with abducted people, appearing as officials when they aren't, and pulling social
engineering tricks to deceive their marks.
What is worse that it is called using a costume in private investigations, where the PI looks official, and gets his information about someone through
a suitable guise. People say a lot to someone who may look like he's from the Department of Defense, has the ID cards for realism, and he's asking
about a neighbor who is a suspected terrorist. He could be looking like that while trespassing and breaking and entering. He could be using it for
photoshopping scenes, or phony news pictures. He could be bringing this stuff to the local VA, hanging out at a desk all day, doing some unorthodox
Looking at the video of the actual badges, I remember seeing those in the back of a magazine in the 1990s. You could buy the phony IDs for about
thirty bucks each. You could get fake dog tags, laminates for these phony IDs that you could type in the name yourself. The ads were geared for
young men who wanted to try to trick the gas station attendant into selling them alcohol or tobacco. Sold as a novelty, but of course, used for
fraud. But these were minors, so the charges are different for young people than a 52 year old man. 3 More years for him and he doesn't need the
military discounts when he can get a senior discount.
The last time I saw pictures of a man dressing up to be all sorts of people, it was in a spy magazine. This guy maybe be sneaking into secure
locations, taking stuff without being noticed. Or he may just be deceiving girlfriends that he's got an important job somewhere, leaving a coat on
the coatrack where it can be seen. He could be 10 different men to ten different girlfriends.
There is some equipment that is only for sale to members of the military. Or he could be using his props in amateur photography to sell to the adult
magazine industry. His face, it has had a lot of plastic surgery. His upper lip, his nose has scars. His cheeks look liposuctioned. His forehead
looks like it had a lift, and are those Botox needle scars above his eyebrows? It could be that his real name is not on any of those fake IDs.
edit on 7-8-2012 by Sandalphon because: (no reason given)