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Longmont man arrested in police impersonation, porn case
Longmont man arrested in police impersonation, porn case

A Longmont man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of impersonating an officer after attempting to score free X-rated videos at an adult novelty shop, saying he wanted to review the videos to make sure performers were of legal age, police said.

Andrew Libby, 33, was arrested by SWAT officers at his home in the 1000 block of Pratt Street on charges including two counts of impersonating a police officer, possession of an illegal weapon and child abuse, said Cmdr. Tim Lewis.

During a search of the home, police found illegal knives, a semi-automatic handgun, several large swords and a metal security badge, Lewis said.

Libby is a convicted felon and is not allowed to be in possession of a firearm, Lewis said.

Lewis said Libby made two attempts to obtain free videos at Mile High Emporium, 1407 Main St. in Longmont, within nine days last month and was turned down each time. A store manager called 911 and submitted video surveillance of the suspect to investigators.

Libby would identify himself as a Longmont police detective working for the “age verification unit,” which does not exist, Lewis said. He would show a badge and leave a business card without a name for store employees.

A search of Libby’s criminal record in Colorado shows previous arrests on suspicion of burglary, assault, illegally carrying a concealed weapon and witness intimidation between 1994 and 1996.

Lewis said there is no evidence Libby, who is unemployed, has tried to impersonate a police officer before.

“This is a scheme he concocted on his own to try and get some porn,” Lewis said. “This guy has some issues.”

The suspect’s mother and 9-year-old son were home at the time of the arrest. The son was removed and placed into foster care.

Archived comments

Things like this happen in Longmont.

hatmonger

8/12/2008 8:10:49 AM

Note to Longmont Perv: Shoplifting carries a much lighter sentence than impersonating an officer.

Dick_Tater

8/12/2008 8:11:37 AM

NICE TRY, GOTTA ADMIT.

WWW.SNAKESWORLD.COM IS FREE.

STAY AT HOME AND AVOID THE HASSLE.

MisterPist

8/12/2008 8:21:04 AM

Schlongmont

PCR

8/12/2008 8:31:25 AM

Things like this happen in Longmont.

Do all you “this happen” people hang out on the weekend together?

krichards816@yahoo.com

8/12/2008 8:34:42 AM

“Do all you “this happen” people hang out on the weekend together?”

With your pal, Wilson.

driveby_poster

8/12/2008 8:57:55 AM

Only in Stabmont. Doesn’t this guy have “the internets”? There’s plenty of free video for the desperate.

J_Dawg

8/12/2008 9:08:44 AM

I recognize this man!He’s a registered republican from Boulder.

syntrade@earthlink.net

8/12/2008 9:09:48 AM

No. That’s clearly the President of the Boulder Democrat Machine.

noboresident

8/12/2008 9:21:42 AM

Feel the power of Boulder Democrat Machine !

hatmonger

8/12/2008 9:28:18 AM

The guy left the state by now. He moved to Nevada where is is pretending to be a brothel health inspector!

sunrise

8/12/2008 9:31:28 AM

I believe his F.B.I. “Federal Boobie Inspector” badge gave him away.

456ded

8/12/2008 9:34:07 AM

Why wait 3 times before calling the police?

springerwannab

8/12/2008 9:35:29 AM

I hear he’s going door to door now, demanding women remove their shirts.He’s looking for faulty silicone implants, posing as a lawyer.

richmorris_colo@yahoo.com

8/12/2008 9:53:59 AM

I think this guy has watched Kids in the Hall one too many times.

granolachica

8/12/2008 10:06:41 AM

Go get me some real porn boy. None of that airbrushed crap.

Tucker_Max

8/12/2008 10:34:31 AM

A real LPD cop would already own those…

FidelC

8/12/2008 11:06:10 AM

wilson….wilson…Did he come from the land of Gamehendge?

krichards816@yahoo.com

8/12/2008 11:07:34 AM

The badge was real and he is a cop. All the rest is just made up stuff…just another BDC plot to smear the City of Compassion.

theprairieprankster

8/12/2008 12:04:55 PM

I didn’t know they had the technological expertise to record surveillance videos in Longmont.Nice work.

wilson

8/12/2008 12:24:31 PM

And although it has already been said, I feel the need to remind everyone that these kinds of things happen in Longmont.

wilson

8/12/2008 12:33:04 PM

I know this guy, his name is Marco Esquandoles and he works at the Grease Monkey near the mall!

patricks_popo

8/12/2008 12:47:05 PM

Once again, the minimum investment in security camera technology fails to pay off.

bobmobber@hotmail.com

8/12/2008 1:42:22 PM

I wonder if it would work if I said I was a Beer Inspector and hit up Liquor Mart….

IXLR82

8/12/2008 1:53:43 PM

Next time just toss a couple of quarters at this guy and point him toward the nearest booth.

driveby_poster

8/12/2008 3:07:00 PM

Perhaps he thought he was Sherlock….Holmes.

Flatirony

8/12/2008 3:50:51 PM

Porn inspector eh? That’s how my roommate flunked out his junior year. No girlfriend and lots of porn inspecting….

fotokanuk

8/12/2008 3:55:10 PM

Times Call says they arrested him.Lives at home, plays with swords, smokes weed, and steals porn.Livin’ the Longmont dream!

http://www.timescall.com/news_story.asp?ID=10558

bobmobber@hotmail.com

8/12/2008 3:58:58 PM

Yesterday a guy came to my door and claimed to be an inspector from the city and wanted to see my boobs.

Ladies, this is a scam! Don’t fall for it, he just wants to see your boobs!

Luckily, I didn’t fall for it, but I gave him the address of the Scientology Office on Pearl, and suggested he try there.

LightningRose

8/12/2008 4:02:09 PM

bobmobber, did you notice the guy in the piece who took the picture is named Wakoff?

You can’t make up this stuff.

driveby_poster

8/12/2008 4:24:28 PM

Longmont Dongg Silver strikes again

johnredcorn

8/12/2008 5:14:26 PM

This guy is world-famous!He was on Oddball on Keith Olbermann tonight.

PCR

8/12/2008 6:44:09 PM

http://www.timescall.com/news_story.asp?ID=10558

The self portrait in samurai amour is a Longmont classic..

Fake badges and samurai out fits, only in Longmont.

seemore

8/12/2008 8:03:02 PM

I’m happy to read, but a little surprised actually, that the staff at the porno shop didn’t fall for it. Maybe our hick brothers to the north aren’t so dumb.

Longmont, I’m sorry for calling you names like “Longtucky.” You probably don’t deserve it and it isn’t very nice.

As a side note: “During a search of the home, police found illegal knives…”

What constitutes an illegal knife?

crazy4cheese

8/12/2008 8:06:00 PM

Just another lonely, desperate swingin’ d. Too bad women don’t get that desperate. That would make for some interesting news. Too busy gettin’ laid.

mrjohnson

8/12/2008 9:20:06 PM

I do not get it, renting a video is what? 5 bucks? so this guy ruins his life for 5 bucks? What a joke!

jgarcia@ucar.edu

8/13/2008 7:25:00 AM

Dude, porn is free on the internet!

buff_fan_69

8/13/2008 8:58:00 AM

Yes, and I’ll also need to inspect this bong… and maybe that one over there too as well as several cases of nitrous crackers.

millflowers

8/13/2008 1:48:28 PM

“I do not get it, renting a video is what? 5 bucks? so this guy ruins his life for 5 bucks? What a joke!”

Times are rough, he had to choose between the video and a gallon of gas. So he put his last $5 in tank just to get to the store.

This is all Bush/Cheney/Big Oil’s fault.

driveby_poster

8/13/2008 4:55:09 PM

I know this Longmont guy who, when asked, says he lives in Boulder or in “Boulder County.” I used to think that was pathetic. Now I’m starting to feel sorry for the guy.

KR

8/13/2008 6:53:56 PM

I’m surprised that Longmont PD enforced any laws.Usually they don’t.

obamanation

8/13/2008 8:58:11 PM

The Longmont SWAT must have nothing better to do…They probably could have knocked on the front door and arrested him with just a couple officers.

AetherWeaver

8/14/2008 11:10:32 AM

forget the video store when you have sites like

www.poontime.com

poontime

8/18/2008 1:37:20 AM