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.
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Portland tony

    Let me introduce myself: My name is Bond, James Bond!

    August 7, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Beff "Skunk" Jaxter


      August 7, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Can I post the word "fetish" on this board?
    Perhaps these items merely represent a victimless deviation.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. M

    Why do the police consider this man a suspect of anything? And just how do they know he collects these oddities in the first place? It's creepy to think that just anyone can be scrutinized like this without real cause.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Authorities are wondering if he was a frequent guest at costume parties? Seriously? They have that many costume parties that he would need A huge stash of fake IDs?
    Like, if your mom caught you with a fake ID when you were in HS she would think victimless deviation or that she was over-scrutinizing you....or that you were going to a costume party.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Philip, 9:04:
    My Mom caught me with worse.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Murdoch Supreme

    He's a spy.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Going to a costume party as a diplomatic license plate?
    Novel costume.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    He was OBVIOUSLY up to something, and by the looks of it, something not so good. Just how bad his intentions are remain to be seen. (and all of our moms caught us doing worse, @Joey. Some moms laughed, others took disciplinary action)

    August 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Obama Mama

    I vote sinister.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lars


    August 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    I just tried to post something about the A team (George Peppard as Hannibal Smith) but it didn't post. I don't feel mike micro analyzing every word. But it was pretty darn clever.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      I wish we could have been recievers of that clever Moderation h3ll is h3ll.

      August 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO ©

    "The suspect also had access badges to hospitals around Florida"

    Maybe "Desmondo" was just trying to find the one-armed man who killed his wife.

    August 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mr Dalloway

    Just when I finally decide to become a crook someone else ups the ante. Go figure right?

    August 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rascal Rabble

    seem like my rants always get

    August 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lmao @ Rascal, not always! 😉 just often enough to keep you humble lol.

    August 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
1 2