August 7th, 2012
04:16 AM ET

Police try to unravel mystery of man with huge stash of fake IDs

Police in Florida are trying to solve a mystery surrounding a man arrested with a enormous stash of fake military, law enforcement and medical paraphernalia including federal badges, police radios and even a full NASA flight suit and helmet.

In all, Roy Antigua had about 200 suspicious items when he was arrested earlier this month, said James Steffens, chief of the New Port Richey Police Department.

The cache found in Antigua's two homes and Cadillac Escalade included diplomatic license plates, dozens of fake identification cards from the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Defense, CIA and NASA. The suspect also had access badges to hospitals around Florida, doctor and nurse scrubs, a respiratory technician badge, police blue lights and access stickers to Coast Guard bases around Florida, Steffens said.

Authorities are wondering if Antigua, 52, was a frequent guest at costume parties or if he was hatching something sinister.


Filed under: Crime • U.S.
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  1. chrissy

    And i cant believe im doing this, but i gotta agree with Philip on this! No way this character was up to anything good with all this. And isnt it against the law to impersonate ANY officials? Or is Florida excluded? Ridiculous!

    August 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Agreed, chrissy.
      That has got to be one of the most absurd things the "authorites" have ever said.
      Of COURSE he was up to no good!

      August 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol @ banasy, makes you wonder exactly WHATS in the water in Florida dont it?? Costume parties? Seriously?? That was their first thought? And why exactly did they search his property to begin with? Someones smokin something! Lol

    August 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      they should run a credit report on all those id's and see how many credit cards he'd opened up under those aliases and i want dibs on the fake names with real banks accts...yeah baybey...sho me dah money...!

      August 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ Rascal, you are probably on to something there. Ever thought of law enforcement? Florida could sure use the help.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      i once haddah a passin' thought of becoming an attorney buttah I didn't like the reading material...tee-hee...!

      August 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Roflmao good one! Thanks for that laugh, i needed it.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. this is

    wow could it be hes getting ready for the NWO what better way then to blend in once the military is wreacking havoc on our american streets

    August 18, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. this is

    what makes you think he wanted money? No were in the story it mentions that they found even one credit card this guy was preparing himself for the New world order go ahead laugh it up call him a nut but its not a joke look into these things yourself before labeling people nuts. Wake up people and get ready things are going to go south very soon. Military badges doctor badges coast guard badges he was going to disguise himself if he was cuaght during our transport to our "Residential Camps" a.k.a Fema CAmps a.k.a Concentration camps yes these exsist and its FACT! look it up

    August 18, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
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