Who is Gary Brummett?
Gary Brummett is one of the two suspects who were reportedly arrested by authorities in South Florida earlier this month for impersonating U.S. marshals after the pair allegedly claimed to be federal officers to avoid wearing face masks at a resort.
When asked to put on a mask, the men allegedly threatened to arrest employees at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, which is north of Fort Lauderdale, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
How old is Gary Brummett?
Gary Brummett is 81 years old in 2021.
Walter Wayne Brown Jr., 53, and Gary Brummett, 81, allegedly impersonated law enforcement officials to avoid wearing face masks at a resort hotel. https://t.co/pCj6ItcnDG
— HuffPost Women (@HuffPostWomen) February 18, 2021
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Gary Brummett allegedly claimed to be a U.S. marshal and flashed a fake laminated card that said he was medically exempt from wearing a mask when the front desk manager asked him to put one on. He also pointed to a badge on his belt that said “Cherokee Nation Marshal” and said to the manager, “Do you know what this means? I’m a U.S. marshal and can have you arrested if you force me to wear a mask,” according to the federal complaint.
Two days earlier, Walter Wayne Brown Jr., 53, allegedly told another front desk employee he was a marshal and didn’t have to wear one after the employee tried to hand him a mask when he was checking in.
An employee who was suspicious of their behavior called the police and local officers arrived with a real U.S. marshal.
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The men were arrested for impersonating federal officers and remain jailed in Broward County awaiting bond hearings, according to the newspaper. The men had never worked as U.S. marshals or as Cherokee Nation Marshals, investigators found, the complaint said.
Walter Brown, 53, & Gary Brummett, 81, are charged w/ impersonating federal LEO’s.
They wore phony badges to Deerfield’s Wyndham Hotel & cards around their neck claiming they didn’t have to wear masks bc they were Marshals.
— Karli Barnett (@KarliBarnett) February 17, 2021