A man claiming to be a police detective tried to get an adult novelty shop to give him free X-rated videos, saying he wanted to make sure the performers weren't underage, authorities said.
He made three tries within nine days last month and was turned down each time. The store manager in Longmont, Colorado finally called police after the third try.
Authorities said that the man showed a badge and left a business card from the Longmont police "age verification unit."
"It was inventive on his part, I'll give him that," said Cmdr. Tim Lewis, although there is no such unit.
The business card didn't have anyone's name on it, but the store gave officers surveillance video, and police are on the lookout for the man.