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Every Picture Tells a Story

Suspect’s mug shot shows deep sorrow … at getting caught



    Every Picture Tells a Story
    Brandon Cody Verran was charged with one count of impersonating a peace officer.

    by Bruce Felps

    Grapevine police arrested a man suspected of impersonating an officer. No specific officer, mind you, just an officer.

    Brandon Cody Verran was arrested Friday for allegedly going from store to store in an unidentified shopping center, allegedly telling clerks he was an officer, and allegedly demanding security video because an alleged kid was allegedly struck by an alleged vehicle in the alleged parking lot. That should take care of any potential libel threats.

    He posted bail and walked out of jail but not before posing for perhaps one of the greatest mug shots in the history of mug shotdom.

    I mean, the man is allegedly on the verge of genuine tears in that picture.

    Nope, wait … check that … a closer inspection of the photo reveals he reached and passed that verge. Those, right there, those are tears.

    So much for the macho-cop image.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Police also charged him with damage to public property after his picture broke the mug shot camera.