Coralville man arrested for impersonating FBI agent inside Burger King

A Coralville man is facing a legal charge for pretending to be an FBI agent in an Iowa City restaurant last month.

A criminal complaint says 28-year-old Michael Barthart asked employees for information about a vehicle in the parking lot and pretended to talk into a portable radio while talking to the employees.

He then called the store, identifying himself as an FBI agent and said he had been watching customers inside for 15 minutes while he was looking for someone.

Earlier that night, police received a report of someone doing something similar in the downtown area.

Barthart faces one count of impersonating a public official.

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