Fort Myers police arrest man for impersonating Lee County Sheriff’s officer

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Anthony Adetutu. Photo via FMPD

On Wednesday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested 39-year-old Anthony Adetutu for False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest/Obstruction without violence.

The arrest stems from an incident on October 30, 2019 where a female was approached in the area of Lee Boulevard and State Road 82 by Adetutu identifying himself as “Lt. Prince” of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Adetutu, wearing normal clothing, told the woman that the Sheriff’s Department was hosting a charity benefit for children with cancer. He further identified himself as a retired US Marine, and showed the female a badge, attempting to talk her into attending the fake event.

He continued to harass the woman by sending a photograph of himself with a badge in front of a marked LCSO patrol vehicle. The female was suspicious of the encounter and contacted Fort Myers Police who confirmed that Adetutu was not an employee of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and has never held a Law Enforcement position in the State of Florida.

Detectives believe Adetutu has attempted to interact with additional females in the area with this story.

If anyone has been approached by Adetutu in this manner please call FMPD Detective Nicholas Toma at (239) 321-7812 or email

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