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TDOC Employee Posing As Officer Handcuffs Walmart Manager

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:44:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An employee with the Tennessee Department of Corrections was arrested after he allegedly attacked and handcuffed a Walmart store manager while posing as a police officer.

The incident happened Saturday morning at the store located on Dickerson Pike in Nashville.

Officials with Metro Police said Billy Miller, age 29,  was told to move his SUV from a restricted area of the Walmart. Miller allegedly refused and then flashed what looked like a badge. According to a witness he said something about being in a hurry because he was on a "bust".

A store manager then asked Miller again to move his SUV. He refused, asking, “Do I have to show you my badge, too?”

When the frustrated manager took a picture of Miller’s license plate, Miller is said to have slammed the man against a vehicle and handcuff him. Witnesses said Miller released the man after he agreed to delete the picture and then drove away.

He was taken into custody Sunday night after being stopped on I-65. Miller was booked in the Metro jail on charges of kidnapping and criminal impersonation of an officer and is being held of $75,000 bond.

He has admitted to detaining and handcuffing the Wal-Mart manager.

TDOC said Miller's employment would be terminated.