Beer & Pizza Suspect Arrested in Pittsburgh DA Impersonation

Police say they've made an arrest after a man stole beer, pizza and other goods posing as Pittsburgh's district attorney.

Police say 49-year-old Russell Miller was charged Friday with impersonating a public servant.

They say the Karns City man confessed to telling at least four businesses he was Stephen Zappala or a member of his staff.

They say Miller drove a car that looked like an unmarked police vehicle and told employees at two stores they hadn't given him all the products he purchased.


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They say he got away with $40 worth of pizza and a case of beer. Police have offered to reimburse the businesses for their losses.

A spokesman says the real Zappala knows about the imposter but won't comment.

Information on Miller's lawyer wasn't immediately available.

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