Homeless Dublin Man Arrested F...


Homeless Dublin Man Arrested For Impersonating Garda

Heather Lawrie
Heather Lawrie

05:20 15 Jul 2023

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A homeless Dublin man has been accused of impersonating a Garda by wearing an officer’s stolen uniform jacket.

58-year-old Robert O’Shea was arrested in Lucan on Friday.

The accused appeared before Judge Dermot Dempsey at a sitting of Dublin District Court today.

He was charged with possessing stolen property, a Garda uniform soft shell jacket, contrary to the Theft & Fraud Act.

Mr O’Shea was also accused of impersonating a Garda at Main Street in Lucan.

Garda Brian Halley told the court the accused replied, "I just wanted to be a guard", when charged at Lucan station.

Mr. O'Shea did not give evidence and is yet to indicate a plea.

Judge Dempsey refused bail and remanded the accused in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on July 21 via video link.

He has been granted free legal aid.

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