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Police: Muncie man claimed to be federal agent, made death threats
By Douglas Walker, Muncie Star Press,
MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man was arrested this week after he allegedly claimed to be a federal drug agent and vowed to kill city police officers.
James Daniel Ring, 37, was preliminarily charged with intimidation and impersonating a public servant. He continued to be held in the Delaware County jail on Tuesday under a $10,000 bond.
According to Muncie police, officers about 6:15 p.m. Sunday were called to the area of 18th and Madison streets, where a man was reported to be "brandishing a small black 'uzi' type firearm" and had "donned a facial covering."
An officer determined the "firearm," with an orange muzzle, was a toy.
When the police officer approached the man — later identified as Ring — he maintained he was a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and that the city officer "had no right to speak to him," according to an affidavit.