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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- Authorities in Florida say a man flashed a fake gun and badge and demanded free fast food at a McDonald s drive-thru.

Pinellas County Sheriff s deputies say Joseph Pineda told employees Friday that he deserved free food, had just come from a sting and didn t have his wallet.

Workers called the police. Pineda initially ignored commands to show his hands but eventually surrendered at gunpoint.

Authorities said they found two fake police badges and a handgun in the center console of his car.

The 33-year-old was charged with impersonating a police officer and improper exhibition of a firearm.

He was being held in the Pinellas County Jail. Online jail records did not indicate whether he had an attorney.

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