Marietta, GA – A woman who attempted to get a discount at Chick-fil-A by claiming she was an undercover federal agent was indicted on two felony counts of impersonating an officer on Thursday.
During the July 5, 2017 incident, Tara Solem first tried to convince a drive-thru employee that she was a federal agent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
When that ruse failed, Solem headed inside and initiated a verbal confrontation with two managers, and used vulgar language in the vicinity of young children.
She even flashed a fake badge to help make her case, but the managers refused to back down, since the woman was not in uniform.
“She stated that she was undercover and that for them asking her to be in uniform would blow her cover and possibl[y] get her killed,” court documents said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Later, Solem even went so far as to call Chick-fil-A’s corporate office in Atlanta, and told them that her name was “Agent Solem.”
Investigators said that while she complained to the restaurant headquarters, she dropped the federal agent claim, and instead said that she worked for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
Investigators confirmed that the GBI had never employed anyone by the name of “Agent Solem.”
Solem was initially arrested on July 6, 2017, on charges of impersonating an officer and disorderly conduct, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Less than 10 hours later, she was released on $7,370 bond.