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5th Feb '17 10:36:02 AM Discar
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-->'''Bobby:''' Agent Wallace. ''(beat)'' No, Garth, not ''me'' the FBI, the real FBI! How are you still alive?

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-->'''Bobby:''' Agent Wallace. ''(beat)'' No, Garth, not ''me'' the FBI, the real '''real''' FBI! How are you still alive?
25th Jan '17 9:35:30 AM DynamiteXI
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* In the ''Series/Rescue911'' episode "911 He's Not an Officer," a young man in a Mustang honks at a woman driving her car and flashes a badge in an attempt to get her to pull over. Suspicious of his behavior, she calls 911 on her car phone -- a rarity in 1991, when the segment takes place -- and tails him when he tries to flee. And yes, it turns out he was not a police officer, and was using a stolen badge.
21st Jan '17 9:45:32 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Bobby:''' Agent Wallace. ''(beat)'' No, Garth, not ''me'' FBI, the real FBI! How are you still alive?

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-->'''Bobby:''' Agent Wallace. ''(beat)'' No, Garth, not ''me'' the FBI, the real FBI! How are you still alive?
18th Jan '17 8:13:16 PM BKelly95
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* According to Brock Yates' book ''Cannonball! World's Greatest Outlaw Road Race'', one driver tried this to get out of a ticket. It failed miserably. The police officers who pulled him over saw right through it and his team lost three hours before getting let off with a warning.
17th Jan '17 4:56:52 PM BKelly95
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* An early episode of ''Series/WhiteCollar'' first implies this when Neal requests an FBI jacket for his part of the investigation. Then subverted when Peter makes Neal promise not to wear it and impersonate an FBI agent. Neal assures Peter he wouldn't do that. Double subverted when we cut to ''Mozzie'' wearing the jacket.
27th Dec '16 5:53:45 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* A military variant is used in ''FanFic/OriginStory'', where in order to rescue Louise from a secure military base, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/SpiderMan, and [[ComicBook/{{Avengers}} The Wasp]] dress up in military uniforms and use forged IDs and orders to get in. (It turns out that Captain America's uniform is real.)
19th Nov '16 6:14:03 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** The debut episode for Sailor Mars includes a heroic example. When Usagi finds out that the disappearing buses had been hijacked by Dark Kingdom agents, she boards one disguised as a cop and tries to arrest the driver. It backfires on her as she ends up being forced into another dimension along with the bus.
** Three episodes later, this gets subverted when it turns out the security guards attacking the Sailor Soldiers are not only fake cops, they're also fake ''humans''! That's right, Jedite created them from scratch and sent them to attack the Sailor Soldiers as part of a backup BatmanGambit in case they ended up defeating him. Unfortunately for him, after his defeat, an impatient Queen Beryl committed [[YouHaveFailedMe an act]] of BondVillainStupidity, and he became just another case of DeathBySecretIdentity.
19th Nov '16 6:10:43 PM JoieDeCombat
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* There are few if any law enforcement agencies that the protagonists of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' don't impersonate at some point or other, from local police to the FBI to Homeland Security. [[TheHacker Hardison]] does most of the work setting up false identities and making or obtaining fake credentials for the team to flash around; in the season 3 episode "The Morning After Job" he makes up police identification for himself and Eliot which is so convincing they are able to successfully requisition a real police cruiser for their part of the con... and are then tapped to transport a prisoner and dragged into a domestic disturbance call because theirs is the closest car to the scene.

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* There are few if any law enforcement agencies that the protagonists of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' don't impersonate at some point or other, from local police to the FBI to Homeland Security. [[TheHacker Hardison]] Hardison does most of the work setting up false identities and making or obtaining fake credentials for the team to flash around; in the season 3 episode "The Morning After Job" he makes up police identification for himself and Eliot which is so convincing they are able to successfully requisition a real police cruiser for their part of the con... and are then tapped to transport a prisoner and dragged into a domestic disturbance call because theirs is the closest car to the scene.
19th Nov '16 6:09:22 PM JoieDeCombat
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* There are few if any law enforcement agencies that the protagonists of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' don't impersonate at some point or other, from local police to the FBI to Homeland Security. [[TheHacker Hardison]] does most of the work setting up false identities and making or obtaining fake credentials for the team to flash around; in the season 3 episode "The Morning After Job" he makes up police identification for himself and Eliot which is so convincing they are able to successfully requisition a real police cruiser for their part of the con... and are then tapped to transport a prisoner and dragged into a domestic disturbance call because theirs is the closest car to the scene.
19th Nov '16 5:58:23 PM zarpaulus
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** Later, in the fourth movie of the series, he impersonates a ''judge''.
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