Fake FBI agent arrested in Jennings County

Tulio  Ivan Espinosa de los Montero. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

Jennings County deputies tracking down a stolen vehicle ended up arresting a man who claimed he was undercover for the FBI.

The sheriff’s department reports that the incident started at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon when OnStar reported tracking a stolen SUV had been located near Perry Street.

Police found one man sitting in the vehicle, 29-year-old Tulio I.E. de los Monteros of San Diego, California. But the suspect tried to convince deputies that he was in Vernon for a secret mission for the FBI.

He was arrested on charges including impersonating a public servant and auto theft.