A man was arrested for impersonating a High Park (CO) firefighter. He has since bonded out of the Larimer County jail, reports The Denver Post.
Michael Maher was charged with a class 4 felony for allegedly stealing supplies meant for crews battling the High Park wildfire. He was also charged with impersonating a firefighter, obstructing a peace officer and attempting to influence a public servant.
He was spotted Saturday wandering through the fire zone in his truck and arrested at a bar that night.
Law enforcement agents in the mountain communities of Eagle County know Maher by name and can recount offhand his persistent probation violations and run-ins with local police.
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