Police Arrest Man Impersonating Secret Service In Majority Whip’s Office

AP

Police arrested a man who allegedly entered House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) office last month, yelling at staffers and claiming to be with the Secret Service.

The Hill reported Darryl Sharp, 54, entered Scalise’s office on the afternoon of Aug. 19, yelling at staff members and demanding paperwork while saying he was with the Secret Service. Staffers called Capitol Police, who arrested him.

Sharp, who was charged with false personification of a police officer for the incident, has been arrested on the Capitol grounds twice before, according to court documents.

The incident is another blow to the Secret Service, which has been marred by high-profile missteps over the last year. In March, two agents allegedly hit a White House security barrier during an active bomb investigation while driving under the influence, and a knife-wielding White House fence jumper made it past agents and all the way to the East Room in September.

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