Police: NYer Posed as Officer to Avoid Gas Ration

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    The odd-even gas rationing rule is now in effect in New York City and Long Island, and already there seems to be relief. Roseanne Colletti reports. (Published Friday, Nov 9, 2012)

    Authorities say a Staten Island man flashed a badge and pretended he was a policeman to avoid the city's gas rationing restrictions.     

    Aniello DeGuida is due back in court on Dec. 17. He's charged with criminal impersonation.

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    Authorities say he showed up at a gas station with an even-numbered license plate on an odd-numbered day and allegedly claimed to be a policeman on his way to work.     

    The attendant refused him. The real NYPD intervened.     

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    The Staten Island Advance called the defendant's home for comment. A man who identified himself as DeGuida denied having been arrested. He said the allegations were "ridiculous'' and must be "a hoax.''

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