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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Man allegedly posed as congressman

By Washington Post editors

A District man who told police he was a member of Congress during an incident near the U.S. Capitol has been charged with illegal possession of a congressional lapel pin, the Washington Examiner reports.

The charges filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday stem from a bizarre encounter with police in November, in which the U.S. Capitol Police were called to the 100 block of Independence Avenue SE for a report of an assault on a member of Congress, according to court documents.

When police arrived, they were met by a man, later identified as 26-year-old Walter Nelson Lewis Jr., who claimed to be U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). Lewis told the officers that the assault occurred at 217 Maryland Ave. NE, in front of Capitol Lounge, but when pressed he said he was not hurt in any way and said the assailants actually never touched him.

To read more about the incident go to the Washington Examiner.

By Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 11:14 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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