Pinecrest Police Capture Man Accused of Impersonating an FBI Agent and Armed Robbery
It’s difficult to tell which is more alarming, that Adam Gil exposed himself to female security guard, Nadia Philogene, or that he was willing to impersonate and FBI agent while he did so.
The police report about Adam Gil’s arrest states that on July 3, the 32 year old man approached Philogene while she was working in the 4000 block of Aurora Street. He promptly told her that he was an FBI agent and tried to get her to hand him her identification.
“He told me, ‘I am FBI and I need to see your ID.’ And I said, ‘No, no,’ and he said, ‘Stop, I need to see it’ and I said, ‘I don’t have the ID,’” Philogene recalled. “I said, ‘If you want my ID, call my supervisor,’ and he said, ‘I am not going to call anybody and he took my phone and my radio.’”
It was at this point that Gil grabbed her and exposed himself to her. Philogene is still troubled by the experience. “He exposed himself. This made me feel bad. Have nightmares about this and I feel bad.”
Coral Gables police responded to Philogene’s call for help, but where unable to find the man she described. The police report that when Philogene reported the crime, they they did find a surveillance camera that recorded the entire episode and helped them to put together a really good description of her attacker.
It took ten days before an anonymous source called in and reported that someone who fit Gil’s description had just allegedly committed a strong armed robbery. Pinecrest plie officers were quick to respond to the call and hurried to the scene of the ongoing armed robbery where they captured Gil, who bore a remarkable resemblance to the fake FBI agent described by Philogene.
When she was shown a photo line up, Philogene had no trouble picking out Gil’s photo. Pincecrest police officers converged on the location and detained Gil. Investigators conducted a photo lineup and Philogene positively identified Gil.
“We got a call from your viewers and this worked. The community worked with us to get this person off the street,” Coral Gables Police Chief Edward Hudak said. “I feel we definitely prevented more serious victimization of someone else and this was a good day for us and a good day for citizens around. This guy could have done something that was worse.”
Philogene is grateful that the police apprehended Gil, but he story doesn’t have a happy ending. When the security company who employed Philogene learned of the story, the fired her. They claim that they didn’t need her to handle collection work any more, but she suspects that it has something to do with the incident with Gil.
“I’m very glad that the police apprehended this man before he did something even worse than FBI impersonation and exposing himself,” said Joe and Martin, managing partners at Joe and Martin Firm from South Carolina. “I hope that the young woman who was victimized pursues the matter of her employment and is able to prove that she was let go for unfair reasons.”
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