Arizona man accused of impersonating deputy, kidnapping

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Arizona Man Accused Of Impersonating Deputy, Kidnapping Man At Gunpoint

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An Arizona man is accused of impersonating a sheriff's deputy, kidnapping and demanding money from a man at gunpoint, KNXV reported.

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Daniel James Huntington, 61, of Scottsdale, was charged with felony counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, impersonating a police officer and endangerment, according to an arrest report by the Scottsdale Police Department. Huntington also was charged with intimidation and theft, both misdemeanors, according to the report.

According to Scottsdale police, a woman called and said a man who claimed to be a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy was threatening her husband, KNXV reported.

Police said Huntington, a contractor, hired the victim to do some construction at a home that he owns. According to police, Huntington was not satisfied with the work and reportedly demanded the victim pay him $1,350, the television station reported.

Huntington allegedly showed the victim an identification card and claimed to be a deputy, KNXV reported. He then allegedly pulled out a gun, loaded it and threatened to shoot the victim if payment was not made, the television station reported.

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