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February 07, 2007
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NM sex offender walks into school dressed as police officer

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Police arrested a convicted sex offender at a middle school after he allegedly walked into the building dressed as a police officer and carrying a 6-inch folding knife.

Authorities said Kyle Lamone, 25, was cooperative during the arrest Tuesday at Tibbetts Middle School. He was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon on school grounds and impersonating a police officer, police Sgt. Daryl Noon said.

If convicted on both charges, Lamone faces nearly 2 1/2 years in prison.

Noon said Lamone had shown up on the middle school's property dressed as a police officer at least twice since Jan. 1.

Tuesday's incident was the first time Lamone, wearing a SWAT shirt and tactical pants, carried a weapon into the building, Noon said. It wasn't clear why Lamone was at the school, but he allegedly identified himself to the principal as a police officer.

Lamone was convicted of two counts of criminal sexual penetration and one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor in June 2000,


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