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Old 10-05-2011, 01:52 AM
 
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Hi, This Halloween, I wanted to dress up like a real CIA agent, I was gonna buy a shirt, hat that had the CIA symbol on it and maybe have a fake secret agent badge and ID made. Could I be arrested for wearing this stuff?? What if I walked into a public place and someone I didn't know asked me if i was cia, and I told them yes, is that illegal? I read somewhere that CIA isn't governed under the impersonating a law enforcement officer law, because they have no police authority? One last question, if I were to buy a Fake CIA agent license plate and put it on my truck, is this illegal? Just looking for someone to shed some light on this, I dont wanna end up in jail over a get-up. PS. You can buy all this stuff and more at this website.

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Hi, This Halloween, I wanted to dress up like a real CIA agent, I was gonna buy a shirt, hat that had the CIA symbol on it and maybe have a fake secret agent badge and ID made. Could I be arrested for wearing this stuff?? What if I walked into a public place and someone I didn't know asked me if i was cia, and I told them yes, is that illegal? I read somewhere that CIA isn't governed under the impersonating a law enforcement officer law, because they have no police authority? One last question, if I were to buy a Fake CIA agent license plate and put it on my truck, is this illegal? Just looking for someone to shed some light on this, I dont wanna end up in jail over a get-up. PS. You can buy all this stuff and more at this website.

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Are you serious?
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Are you serious?
I wouldn't do it. This country is right out of control right now, and a harmless Halloween costume could backfire and get you in big trouble.

My advice would be to pick something else, just so you don't take any chances.

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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If it's just for Halloween, I'd do it. But I'd get a badge that's intentionally fake with lines that read, "TOTALLY FAKE - NOT A REAL AGENT" or something along those lines. For a costume to look good it needs to look somewhat real, but not so cheesy-crappy-fake to the point that you don't even achieve the look that you're going for.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I dont think you could be arrested for simply LOOKING like and agent, especialy on haloween no less. Impersonating an agent means that you try and present yourself as having authority that an agent would. So long as you dont try an pull anyone over or do a strip search, I think you'll be fine.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene Idaho
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It all will depend on your actions. If you go into somewhere and pose as a 'agent' and act inappropriately then you would run the risk of being arrested for iimpersonating. That does not mean the charge will stick it court it just means an Officer will arrest you.

I am not sure why you would want to go and buy all that stuff for your vehicle unless you want people to think you are a cool CIA agent..If you really like them that much then try to get a job with them or a law enforcement agent.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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For some people it's just a hobby. I know I always wanted handcuffs and a badge, that desire wore off when I was about 10 though
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I dont think you could be arrested for simply LOOKING like and agent, especialy on haloween no less. Impersonating an agent means that you try and present yourself as having authority that an agent would. So long as you dont try an pull anyone over or do a strip search, I think you'll be fine.
Agreed. if you are at a party and not acting it out by emulating the authority of an agent, You will be fine.

Their probably monitoring this thread right now!
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Hi, This Halloween, I wanted to dress up like a real CIA agent, I was gonna buy a shirt, hat that had the CIA symbol on it and maybe have a fake secret agent badge and ID made. Could I be arrested for wearing this stuff?? What if I walked into a public place and someone I didn't know asked me if i was cia, and I told them yes, is that illegal? I read somewhere that CIA isn't governed under the impersonating a law enforcement officer law, because they have no police authority? One last question, if I were to buy a Fake CIA agent license plate and put it on my truck, is this illegal? Just looking for someone to shed some light on this, I dont wanna end up in jail over a get-up. PS. You can buy all this stuff and more at this website.

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I think you don't have anything to worry about because the REAL CIA is out there trying NOT to look like they ARE CIA, if you know what I mean.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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What exactly does a CIA agent look like? An american James Bond with a tuxedo and walther PPK in a soldier holster? Yeah the CIA impersonation is contradictory because a typical CIA "agent" should not be recognized.

This is all public perception brough on from the media anyways - a typical CIA agent drives a econobox and works in an office from 9 to 5, making a crappy G5 government salary. That is, they are just a bunch of buerocrats doing boring analysis work. The "James Bond/licensed to kill" CIA agent does not exist. The closest to the steriotypical agenst are field handlers - which means they pay others to gather information and do the dirty work.

Don't get the CIA badge and license plate - you will just look like a dweeb. But go for the James Bond look for a custome party. That might be cool. Chicks might dig it.

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