US Marshal Deputy Imposter Faces Federal Charges


Last week, a man who authorities say posed as a US Marshal deputy and led a family to think they were in serious danger made his first appearance in federal court. 

Zerk Bears was said to be armed, dressed in a bullet proof vest, and carrying a fake deputy's badge when he allegedly led the family to think they were under attack by a Hells Angels hitman. 

This happened after the family's father's funeral in Sheridan, where the family told friends they thought the death was suspicious. 

Police say Bears then recruited himself to investigate. 

A medical examiner said Bears went as far as to demand an autopsy of the father from authorities. 

The family said Bears disappeared a few weeks into his fake investigation. 

Last week, the judge ruled Bears will not have bond because he is a threat to society.