DENVER (CBS4)– A man has been charged with impersonating a police officer and assaulting a woman.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged Morris Fate with third-degree assault and impersonating a peace officer.

On Tuesday, Fate, 32, offered a ride to a woman in the 1700 block of Xenia Street. The charges allege that he threatened her, then grabbed her and claimed to be a police officer as he showed her a badge.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The victim was able to get away and Fate was arrested nearby a short time later.

Fate remained in custody at the Denver Detention Center on $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court on Oct. 13 to be formally advised of the charges.

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