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If an off duty battalion chief fireman in his truck wearing his uniform approached someone. Identifies himself and states that he is in that area because he is part of a sting operation and he is watching that area because there has been some thefts there. He proceeds to get their ID's then pretends to run them, and continues to question them and of course detain them later he calls the police and they come based on the info the fireman gives them the girls get arrested. Turns out the fireman was off duty he was there because he was checking on his own property and really he had no right to detain, ID, question these girls. Or really they wouldn't of even stopped if he hadn't given them the impression that he had some authority to do so. Is there some legal technicality that could help them out

Lawyer's Assistant: Does the chief's fireman have any upcoming court dates on the theft charges?

The girls do have up coming court dates. The chief is the one who is pressing charges. But all the info he gathered he would not of gotten if he hadn't given the impression he was on duty. He used his job and uniform falsely.

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did the theft occur?

California. Sonoma county.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

It was where the huge forest fire was in October. In January these girls were arrested for grand theft of copper and conspiracy to commit. The amount of copper was well under $950. The conspiracy ???

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