"When asked what is the difference between The Masonic Fraternal Police Department and other Police Departments the answer is simple for us. We were here first!" says the website for The Fraternal Masonic Police Department, which claims to have been founded in 1100 A.D. by the Knights Templar.
The Masonic Fraternal Police Department is the coolest thing I've heard about in weeks. From Mashable:
Captain Roosevelt Johnson of the Sheriff's department agreed to meet with the group and found they were unable to answer fundamental questions about their jurisdiction and what they hoped to accomplish.
[David] Henry and [Tonette] Hayes showed up to the meeting sporting fake uniforms made from black jumpsuits, while Kiel wore a dark blue dress suit and offered Johnson a business card for his justice department job, according to the Associated Press. Hayes was also armed with a handgun. They told Johnson that they were opening a new police station nearby.
During a subsequent investigation, detectives turned up badges, identification cards, weapons, uniforms and "police type vehicles" while searching through two Santa Clarita homes, officials said.
Hayes and Henry were both arrested for impersonating police officers.