Police: Man accused of impersonating cop at Kinnick Stadium stole badge from reserve deputy

Suspect was maintenance worker at deputy's apartment

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CEDAR FALLS — The Waterloo man arrested this weekend for impersonating a police officer during a concert at Kinnick Stadium stole his badge from a former Black Hawk County reserve deputy, Cedar Falls police said.

Cedar Falls police said on Wednesday they have charged 26-year-old Timothy E. Draper with fifth-degree theft. Police said Draper, a maintenance man at the apartment of a former Black Hawk County reserve deputy, took the deputy’s badge without his permission while he was in the apartment.

University of Iowa police said Draper later made his way into the Back Porch Revival concert at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Around 8:30 p.m., Draper was spotted inside the stadium wearing the stolen badge on his waist band. Draper was also carrying a loaded firearm, police said.

A breath test showed Draper’s blood alcohol content to be at .10 percent. He was arrested Saturday and faces charges of carrying weapons while intoxicated and impersonating a public official. Both offenses are aggravated misdemeanors punishable by up to two years in prison.

Fifth-degree theft is a simple misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail.

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