HPD: Man posed as officer to get into Rockets playoff game

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HOUSTON, TEXAS -- One Rockets fan really wanted to go to Tuesday's game against the Mavericks at the Toyota Center. Just one problem, he didn't have a ticket. So police say he decided to pose as a police officer to get into the game.

James Thomas Pierce, 57, is charged with impersonating a public servant. According to police, he showed a badge to a security guard and said he was an officer who had been outside to take a phone call.

The security guard called a uniformed officer. Pierce later reportedly admitted he wasn't an officer.

He's currently out on $10,000 bond. Could of used that for ticket money.