Former Bexar County deputy charged with impersonating a public servant
Jan. 18, 2012 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2012 at 7:18 p.m.
A former Bexar County sheriff's deputy arrested in Victoria is accused of impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony.
A.J. Mukai, 43, was arrested 9 a.m. Jan. 12 in the 1000 block of East Airline Road after a traffic stop by a Victoria County sheriff's deputy, said Chief Deputy Terry Simons.
"He told the deputy who stopped him that he was a sergeant in the Bexar County Sheriff's Office," said Simons.
"He was terminated from there in 2007 and is not a licensed police officer."
Mukai had a Bexar County Sheriff's Office badge on his belt and a .357-caliber Magnum on his hip, Simons said.
Simons described Mukai's actions as "odd."
"We don't know if he was up to something or what," he said.
Simons said that some former law enforcement officers find it difficult to let go of the profession.
In addition to the charge of impersonating a public servant, Mukai was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon and false identification as a police officer.
He posted a $52,500 bond and was released from Victoria County jail.
If convicted on the felony charge, Mukai could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.