Man accused of trying to impersonate 
police officer in Grafton

By ED ZAGORSKI - GM Today Staff

September 23, 2008

PORT WASHINGTON - The 35-year-old man, who is accused of claiming he was a Chicago police officer when he allegedly tried to take "high-ticket items" from a Grafton store, will make his next appearance in Ozaukee County Circuit Court early next week.



Peter P. Spiska, who resided in Milwaukee when he committed the crime, has since moved to Mequon. He was recently charged with a felony count of impersonating a peace officer to aid in commission of a crime and misdemeanor theft.

According to the criminal complaint, Spiska went to Home Depot in Grafton on Sept. 11 when an employee was opening the security gates to the lawn and garden section of the store and the alarm activated. Spiska allegedly told the employee "this happens all the time" and pulled out a Swiss Army pocket knife with the word "POLICE" on it.

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This story appeared in The News Graphic on September 23, 2008.