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Man who falsely claimed to be police officer kicks actual police officer at Buffalo Wild Wings

Posted at 11:40 AM, Dec 28, 2017

A Sandusky man is facing multiple charges after pretending to be a police officer and causing a ruckus at a restaurant.

Authorities say 36-year-old Matthew S. Schweinfurth has been charged with impersonating a peace officer, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

The incident happened at Buffalo Wild Wings, 814 Crossing Road, in Perkins Township, which is just south of Sandusky.

According to a police report, Schweinfurth had been drinking, became disruptive, and when asked to leave identified himself as a police officer.

Schweinfurth had an "overwhelming odor of alcohol" on him and refused to cooperate with police when they arrived, the report said. When authorities attempted to put him in a police cruiser he kicked an officer in the knee, according to the police report.

Once he was placed in the back of the police car, Schweinfurth continued to berate one of the officers and threatened to assault him if he saw him out of work, say police.

He was taken to Erie County Jail where he continued to be belligerent and yelled profanities at the jail staff, the police report said.

According to court records, Schweinfurth has a history of disorderly conduct dating back to 2005.

Schweinfurth is scheduled to appear in court on January 5.