Fake cop steals local man’s car, spray paints it purple

Angelo Vincent Gugino. (Jail photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas man remained behind bars Wednesday charged with robbery and impersonating a public servant after police say he confronted a driver, robbed the victim, stole his car and then spray painted the vehicle purple.

Angelo Vincent Gugino, 29, of Killeen, was ordered held in lieu of bonds totaling $150,000.

He’s accused of approaching a man at around 10:45 p.m. on March 25 in the parking lot of the Modern Inn at 1010 Root Ave. in Killeen and displaying what was purported to be an identification card in a folding wallet “in the manner law enforcement would,” an arrest warrant affidavit says.

He ordered the victim to sit down, told him he was under arrest “for unknown various offenses,” removed property from the victim’s pockets including his key fob, struck him in the eye with his closed fist, and then drove off in the victim’s vehicle, the affidavit says.

Three days later officers who responded to a forgery report found Gugino and, nearby, the victim’s vehicle, which had been spray painted purple.

“The suspect had the victim’s key fob in a small pack the suspect was wearing around his chest,” the affidavit says.