Man With Fake CIA, NASA, Pentagon, Police And Medical IDs and Uniforms Lived In ‘Fantasy World’

Photo: Pasco Sheriff's Office (PD)

A Florida man allegedly posed as all of the above, in a fascinating Walter Mitty-esque existence which unraveled after police searched his home and uncovered his stash of alter-egos, CNN reports:

A man arrested with a stash of fake military, law enforcement and medical paraphernalia — including badges and uniforms — has told investigators he “lives in a fantasy world and he wishes that he were these people,” a police official said Tuesday.

But authorities still aren’t convinced the man, Roy Antigua, 52, is telling the truth. They intend to dig deeper to make sure nothing more sinister was at hand, New Port Richey Police Chief James 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.

Steffens said he met Antigua during a memorial service in May. The man was wearing the blue uniform of a lieutenant commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, Steffens said.

8 Comments on "Man With Fake CIA, NASA, Pentagon, Police And Medical IDs and Uniforms Lived In ‘Fantasy World’"

  1. MissParker | Aug 8, 2012 at 11:06 am |

    Makes me think of that show The Pretender, which was supposedly inspired by the true-life exploits of Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr. (aka: The Great Imposter) 

  2. Calypso_1 | Aug 8, 2012 at 11:28 am |

    He needed a more immersive fantasy stashed in distributed slicks and safe houses.

  3. This is just like Mitt Romney’s “Fantasy World” where he impersonates Law Enforcement and pretends to be a Presidential Candidate.

  4. some bozo in New Port Richey FLA (aka: Bumphuckville)
    has possession of a large amount of fake IDz & uniforms

    we could extrapolate from that
    there are thousands of people like him
    and most aren’t hanging out in Bumphuckville FLA

    • You speak of the place like you must have lived there, or close to it…

      It is a strange place.

      That county is like a crossroads for serial killers. An amazing number of serial killers either frequented that county or “worked” it. One of Jeffrey Dahmer’s early, or perhaps even his first, kill took place there and even one of the few known female serial killers, Aileen Wuornos, hunted there.

      • my Mom lived in Port Richey for years
        even weirder than New Port Richey
        40 years ago it was an enclave for working class retirees
        now it’s an odd mix of really old seniors & welfare recipients

        I knew the vibe was strange there
        but didn’t know the history
        no wonder my Mom was always paranoid

  5.  Seen allot of Nazi Walts online.. seems to be a connection with emotionally crippled tosspots and wanting to portray a false-figure of authority to gain respect; But the Far-Right are shit liars so it all goes tits up after several questions.

  6. lanqiu332 | Aug 13, 2012 at 9:18 am |

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