California police have arrested three people claiming to represent a modern incarnation of the Knights Templar, one of whom, Brandon Kiel, works alongside state Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris.
So how does one get caught impersonating a pseudo-biblical police force?
The three suspects — Kiel, David Henry, and Tonette Hayes — allegedly sent letters to police departments around southern California identifying themselves as the Masonic Fraternal Police Department. They even had a real website for the fictional group claiming jurisdiction in 33 states “including Mexico City” and differentiating the MFPD from other police departments with the simple explanation, “We were here first!”
Source: The Week | Jon Terbush