Home invasion by police imposter

Home invasion suspect dressed as officer

Hello again everyone, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom.

Tonight at 5:00PM—if a person who looked very much like a police officer knocked on your front door, would you let him in?  A man who identified himself as a probation officer, along with two others, was allowed inside a family's home overnight.  Police reports say the home invaders pepper-sprayed and pistol whipped family members, then ransacked the house and stole cash and other items.

We're live in Boone tonight for the funeral of Deputy William Mast, Jr.  Thousands are there—at the church and lining the streets-- to support the family through this toughest of times.  I don't know about you, but the sight of a flag-draped coffin on a military caisson procession always brings a lump to my throat.  Deputy Mast was shot and killed answering an open 911 call.  He leaves behind a pregnant wife.

Our weather has taken a turn.  We're finally getting widespread rain instead of spotty and strong thunderstorms.  Eric Thomas will tell us if this system will hang around long enough to put a dent in the rain deficit.

A man talking down the railroad tracks just north of Uptown, was hit and killed by an Amtrak train they couldn't stop in time.  The engineer says he sounded his warning horn and hit the emergency brake, but the man didn't respond.

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Join Maureen O'Boyle, Eric Thomas, Leah Rubertino and me for WBTV News at 5:00 Tonight!