Police: Man arrested after posing as U.S. Marshal at hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Police say a Central Point man posed as a U.S. Marshals Service officer to get medical care at a Medford hospital.

He was wearing a black uniform, tactical vest and badge last October when he went to the Rogue Valley Medical Center and said he was transporting a fugitive, which caused him anxiety.

He was treated but didn't pay a $1,000 bill.

The Mail Tribune reports he gave a false name but a hospital employee looking at online jail photos early this month recognized 42-year-old Donald Lee Anderson. He was in jail on an unrelated charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Police searched his home last week and found a U.S. Marshals vest, badge and body armor. Anderson is facing charges of theft and impersonating an officer.

Information from: Mail Tribune,

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)