Roy Antigua, 52, wants police investigators to believe that his enormous cache of falsified military, government and law enforcement paraphernalia is just for some good old-fashioned make-believe fun. Authorities are skeptical.
Police arrested Antigua in the coastal Florida city of New Port Richey August 1 for a traffic offense and parole violation. An officer noticed that the identification card Antigua provided seemed strange and had plastic where it shouldn’t have been. This launched the investigation that led to the stash, Steffens said.
The materials found in Antigua’s two homes and Cadillac Escalade included diplomatic license plates and dozens of fake identification cards from the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Defense, CIA and NASA.
The suspect also had access badges to hospitals around Florida, doctor and nurse scrubs, a respiratory technician badge, police blue lights and access stickers to Coast Guard bases around Florida, Steffens said.
It was unclear if the badges and access stickers would have allowed Antigua entry into any restricted areas.
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