A man named Tyland Nerve allegedly had the nerve to pretend to be an Opelousas Police Department reserve police officer.

Major Mark Guidry says, via a press release, that Opelousas Police got a tip that Nerve might be in Opelousas working security. The man had outstanding warrants.

They started working the case, and they found out Nerve was telling people he was a reserve officer with their department. Nerve was found at the Yambilee building working a security gig. He had a handgun on him.

Photo courtesy of Opelousas PD

According to Opelousas Police Chief Martin McLendon, the man had warrants from other jurisdictions that also included one for Nerve pretending to a cop.

The Franklin man was arrested on two charges:

  • Unlawful use or possession of body armor
  • Felon in possession of a firearm