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Fake Fed Wanted to Get Near Brangelina

9/14/2006 7:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A would-be "security consultant" was arrested today for allegedly impersonating a federal agent in order to try to secure the job of being a bodyguard for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Nelson Mercado, 46, of Torrance, Calif., is accused of telling Sunset Protective Services and Investigations that he was a special agent for the Department of Homeland Security and is also accused of specifically seeking "the security contract and hourly payment to provide security services" for Brangelina, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in LA.

Mercado is also accused of using fake credentials and a "fraudulently registered" Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows and a police light package. He was arrested today by Secret Service agents and, if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.


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This is so scary. I really feel bad for celebrities because so many people are just plain crazy.


2898 days ago


what a freak!

2898 days ago


WOW !!!! First of all how did he find out that they were looking for a bodyguard? Im sure its not advertised in the local paper. Other than that , that sh*t is scary.

2898 days ago

Lance K.    

That is a bit scary, there are some psycho out there

2898 days ago

Lance K.    

You wonder what he would have done if he was given the position. That is really scary

2898 days ago


Too many wackos running around in this country. How was he able to register his vehicle using Homeland Security as registered owner? Just goes to show you that none of us are safe..whether on the ground or in the air. The government cannot keep track of all these sick, demented and crazy people running around.

2898 days ago


Yikes...imagine how much work it took for him to figure all this out. What a freak, he should be using his powers for good instead of evil,

2898 days ago

Pink Rocks    

Wow, that is way to scary. Especially with 2 young children and a baby. Thank god they double, triple checked him out. I hope he ends up in jail for a long time. And how about publishing his picture for everyone else to see.
My cousin was pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer in the late 70's, uniform, lights flashing on top of car, badge and all. He tried to rape her after she got into his car, after him demanding her to. She got out with bra and underpants on and ran up and down the medium in the middle of a small highway. Took about 15 minutes for someone to finally pull over and help her, but he was gone by then. She filed a report, and ID him, and he got 6 months. Very scary people out there. Good for Brad and Angelina for checking out him totally!!!!

2898 days ago


What an idiot. As if they would never do a background check, the company is owned by former LE officers.

2898 days ago


Who would want to follow around 2 scumbag, lying, immoral, adulterous psychopaths all day.

2898 days ago


The only psycopath we see around is you, Emily. What a nutcase!
I guess you will be real happy if any harm came to these people or their children, eh? That is realy scary. I hope people around you realize the kind of danger they live in daily...

Plain disgusting...

2898 days ago

Alyn Brodsky    

This broad is rapidly becoming one of our leading international Pains in the Ass. What Brad Pitt sees in her, I haven't a clue. But then, I haven't a clue what she sees in Brad Pitt. I guess that makes them an ideal couple, by celebrity standards. Send in the clowns!

2897 days ago


These two deserve whatever they get. They took their happiness at the expense of others and turned their back on everything except what they wanted. She made her career on being this freak that everbody watched just to see what would happen next, and now she wants us to believe she is the next Mother Teresa. Lots of celebrities adopt babies, Angie, give it a rest.

2897 days ago


Looking a little rough these days Angie

2897 days ago


Honestly, this is not an obsessed fan thing. Celebrities should really consider not having their salaries and assets boasted about so much as there are so many people who might plot to kidnap them , especially terrorists who might see how much value is placed on our stars here in the U.S. How much of a terrorist act would that be to see someone huge killed? That would really shake us up.

So, I wish they'd get out of making their monies known.

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