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Man charged with impersonating deputies

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A Pasco County man is out on bail after deputies say he was pretending to be one of them.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Department says Edward D'Agosta harassed a group of homeless people, patted them down and even threatened to arrest them.

It allegedly happened at the bus stop in front of the Wal-mart in Hudson. The victims did everything D'Agosta told them to, since they didn't want to go to jail.

Pasco County deputies happened to come upon the scene because they got an unrelated disturbance call.

D'Agosta told them he was there working undercover and even struck up a conversation with them. But deputies said something didn't feel right so he checked into D'Agosta's story.

He was arrested immediately.

This isn't D'Agosta's first run-in with the law. Back in March, he was arrested and accused of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.

At one point, he also faced petty theft charges, credit card fraud, and motor vehicle violations.

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