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Woman accused of impersonating police officer
2 women fought over a man in nail salon
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Lisa Michelle Rutledge

A Gainesville woman was arrested Monday after police say she impersonated a police offer during a fight with another woman at a nail salon.

Lisa Rutledge, 31, was arrested by Gainesville police officers following the incident at Happy Nails on John Morrow Parkway in Gainesville.

Officers were initially called to the business in response to reports of a fight, but once they arrived, Rutledge had already left.

"The other individual involved in the altercation appears to be a customer, and Rutledge went to this location looking for the female," said Kevin Holbrook, public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department.

Holbrook said witnesses told police the fight began over a man, who may have been dating both women, and the fight did become physical, but the other woman involved didn't wish to press charges.

"During the altercation Rutledge identified herself as a certified police officer numerous times, and she made statements about running subjects' tags on their vehicles," Holbrook said witnesses told police.

Rutledge was booked into the Hall County Jail and was released on bond.

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