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.