MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested on Saturday for impersonating an officer (Iowa code 718.2).
On Saturday at about 12:56 p.m., Mason City police were called to the Big Blue pit. Mason City police stated that a caller said that a man was asking people who were fishing to produce their fishing licenses.
One of the fishermen asked the suspect, Yann Lem, 56, to produce an I.D. Lem allegedly said he was a DNR officer and held up a Mason City Police business card and covered up the name of the officer, just showing the badge on the card.
Lem then told the person to stay where he was and he would return.
At that time, the MCPD was alerted, came to Big Blue and conducted a short investigation.
Police shortly thereafter arrested Lem at the Community Kitchen.
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.