North Las Vegas Cop Faked “Saved by Badge” Shooting

Officer Kolstadt North Las VegasAll men probably daydream of being heroes on occasion. When the daydream ends, we tuck the fantasy away in the back of our minds and await our opportunity. Former North Las Vegas Police Officer Brian Kolstad, 31, was less patient than most of us. Rather than wait for his moment of glory he expedited things a bit by faking his own shooting.


The eight-year veteran, who has since resigned, claimed that he had been engaged against his (imaginary) enemy in a gun battle and would have been mortally wounded had the bullet not struck his badge. Investigators now say that Kolstad used a screwdriver to damage the badge so as to… Well, I don’t really want to get in this guy’s head. It seems like a scary place.

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