Prank call gone wrong, man faces felony for impersonating deputy
Updated On: Oct 29 2013 09:00:52 PM MDT
A Missoula man faces a felony charge for pretending to be a Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy.
Court documents say Kyle Earl Pritchard, 30, called two local residents around 2 a.m. in September, and told them he was a Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy investigating a hit-and-run accident. The residents reported the incident to Missoula Police earlier this moth, and Pritchard was cited with impersonation of a public servant.
The documents say Pritchard threatened to send deputies to the residents' home and cite them for failing to cooperate. He allegedly went on to tell them a friend of theirs had been involved in an accident before telling them his name and saying that he was 'kidding.'
The court document says that on October 20, Pritchard posted a copy of a citation written to him for Impersonating a Public Servant, on Facebook with a comment about how the felony charge was unfair.
Missoula County Justice Court Judge Karen Orzech set bail at $10,000 Monday afternoon.