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Frustrating Stolen Valor Video From 2014 Black Friday In A Mall

November 25, 2015

Dirtbag civilians will sometimes dress up as troops to get discounts. Here’s a perfect example of a guy, in Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, Pennsylvania pretending to be an Army Ranger to, what we assume, get discounts on black Friday.

The video has over 4.5 million views.

The Allentown Morning Call reported that Army Sgt. Ryan Berk, 26, was shopping when he spotted a man wearing Army fatigues:

Berk told Fox News he often stops to talk to fellow veterans, but he became suspicious when he noticed a number of errors with the man’s uniform.

With his phone recording video, Berk confronted the man as he exited a store. In the video, Berk introduces the man to his son before questioning his military career. Berk then turns his attention to the man’s uniform, pointing out that his boots weren’t tucked and the placement of the American flag patch on his sleeve was too low.

“You got me on that, bud,” the man replied after looking at the flag patch.

“Why don’t you just admit you’re a phony?” Berk tells the man. “You know it’s illegal, right? What you’re doing right now.”

When Berk continues to accuse the man of being a “fake” Army Ranger, the man replies, “If I was a phony, then I wouldn’t be wearing this uniform.”

This seems to set Berk off, who yells at the man that he knows he’s lying because he’s worn that uniform and has had friends killed in Afghanistan wearing that uniform. After denying he was an imposter and refusing to say his full name, the man walks away as Berk yells “stolen valor” in the middle of the crowded mall.

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