A Maine state trooper issued a threat of prosecution combined with a stern warning to a telephone scammer who called to tell him he had missed grand jury duty and would be arrested if he didn’t pay a fee.

The scammer called state trooper Dale Lancaster on his private line one Monday and told him he had to pay the fine or make a donation to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Lancaster told the male caller, “If you call again, we’re going to hunt you down.”

After investigation, police found the man was using a track phone bought in Georgia and had set up voice mail to identify the phone as belonging to “Officer Evans from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.”

Just for the record: there is no Officer Evans in the Somerset County Sheriff’s office.

Source: Kennebec Journal, www.centralmaine.com/