Annapolis Police Charge Bouncer With Having Fake Ids

July 22, 2009|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,

A bouncer at an Annapolis restaurant and bar was charged with possession and counterfeiting of fake identification cards after he offered to sell a forged Maryland driver's license to an 18-year-old, police said.

Matthew Ryan Stangle, 20, of the 500 block of Bay Hills Road in Arnold was charged with two counts each of possession of forged public documents and counterfeiting public documents, according to police.

About 8:30 p.m. Friday, a man told an Annapolis officer on Main Street that he had overheard a young woman inside Buddy's restaurant talking about buying a fake driver's license for $150 from a bouncer at another restaurant, police said. A short time later, the officer saw a young woman in the passenger seat of a car parked on Main Street, with a man behind the wheel.

As the officer watched, the man, identified by police as Stangle, showed the young woman two driver's licenses. When the officer tapped on the driver's window, Stangle put the items in the center console, then gave them to the officer when asked, police said. The names on the fake licenses were Danielle Bagdon and Erin Duffy, according to police.

In their report, police said Stangle told the officer that he had confiscated the licenses at his job and was showing them to the young woman. The name of the restaurant where Stangle works was not immediately available.

Questioned by police, the teen said Stangle offered to sell her one of the olicenses, but she did not buy it. She was not charged.

Stangle also was cited for parking his Ford Mustang in a no-parking zone, police said.

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