Man arrested trying to sell fake gold jewelry to off-duty Hamilton cop

 

A Toronto man is facing charges after trying to sell  fake gold jewelry to an off-duty police officer

Police say the officer and his family were parked at a shopping centre near the corner of Barton Street East and Centennial Parkway Monday afternoon when a man pulled up next to him and tried to sell some jewelry.

They say the man told the officer he was out of gas and offered to sell him a piece of supposedly solid gold jewelry for $300.

The officer told the man he wasn't interested, but the man got out of his car, approached the other vehicle and stuck his head through the window while trying to talk about the officer's children.

The officer identified himself as a member of Hamilton police and at that point the man tried to get away.

A 29-year-old Toronto man arrested and charged with one count of fraud under $5,000.