Capitol Police Arrest Secret Service Impersonator in Scalise’s Office (Video)

Posted September 1, 2015 at 12:08pm
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Capitol Police arrested a man last month for reportedly impersonating a law enforcement officer in House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s Rayburn office.  

Darryl Sharp, 54, allegedly entered the Louisiana Republican’s office around 2 p.m. on Aug. 19. He yelled at staff, demanded paperwork and claimed to be with the Secret Service, according to a person familiar with the incident. Scalise’s staff called Capitol Police.

Police responded to the Rayburn office after a call from Scalise's staff. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Police responded to the Rayburn office after a call from Scalise's staff. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

All attempts to confirm Sharp’s claim of employment “were met with negative results,” according to an arrest report. He was charged with one count of false personification of a police officer.  

According to D.C. Superior Court documents, the incident marks the third time in 2015 Sharp has been arrested on Capitol grounds. In late January, Sharp was arrested for unlawful entry at the Hart Senate Office Building. A few weeks later, in a separate Capitol incident, Sharp was arrested for simple assault.