LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Port Authority was called to investigate a suspicious male carrying a badge as if he was a police officer at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Cape Coral resident Joshua Watson was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and unlawful display/possession of a police badge.
The Port Authority police officer located the 28-year-old in camouflage pants, a black shirt, tan boots and a silver badge on his waist that said "POLICE" across the top of it, which appeared identical to most law enforcement badges. According to reports, when Watson was asked if he was a law enforcement officer he said, "No. I'm just an instructor for Kung Fu."
Watson revealed a common, folding, pocket knife that he had in his pocket. The officer asked if he had any other weapons on him, at which time Watson pulled out a knife from a black sheath that had been attached to his belt, but hidden under his shirt. It had a four and a half-inch fixed blade.
Watson did not have a valid concealed weapons permit, only an expired concealed firearm permit from Washington. He also had a "Police Self Defense Instructor's Identification" that appears to be similar to a law enforcement identification.
Watson was transported without incident.