Woman Charged With Impersonating A Public Servant

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Photo credit Tarrant County Sheriffs Office
By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

FORT WORTH (KRLD) - A woman suspected of being the person who was seen on video confronting teens at a park in Fort Worth earlier this month is now facing criminal charges in the incident.

38-year-old Samantha Louise Eley was arrested earlier this week for a parole violation and was charged today with impersonating a public servant.

#UPDATESamantha Louise Eley was charged today (Oct. 23) for Impersonating a Public Servant. These charges have been added while she's in custody at the #TarrantCounty Jail. https://t.co/dbvsbN7jYV

— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) October 23, 2019

During the incident, several girls were on some of the playground equipment at the park when they were approached by a woman.  She told them to stop playing at the park and claimed to be a police officer and threatened to arrest them.

(*WARNING* Video Contains Explicit Language)

we were just trying to play -- i guess were adults pic.twitter.com/7RaLogxV2C

— r lean ¿ (@arlenedgaf) October 16, 2019

Police in Fort Worth said at the time she was not one of their officers. Their investigation revealed she is also not an officer with any other law enforcement agency in the state.

Impersonating a public servant is a felony in Texas. Eley was already on parole for a case involving assault with bodily injury.