- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - State police say they’re looking for a man pretending he’s Pittsburgh’s district attorney to steal beer, pizza and other goods.

Police say the man went to at least three stores Wednesday claiming he’s Stephen Zappala or a member of his staff.

They say his story at one business involved telling embarrassed employees they hadn’t given him all the products he purchased.

Police say the fake Zappala drives a car that looks like an unmarked police vehicle and got away with $40 worth of pizza and a case of suds.

A spokesman says the real Zappala knows about the imposter but won’t comment.

It’s the second scam to hit Pittsburgh-area law enforcement this week.

Pittsburgh police say someone’s using one of their telephone numbers to threaten people with arrest if they don’t pay up.

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