Seth Mills is charged with two counts of criminal impersonation of a law enforcement officer, after Metro Police discovered he wasn’t really a cop at all, despite using that claim to be hired as an off-duty officer at Walmart. This was discovered as the real police were called as he fought a shoplifter on Sunday.
Multiple precincts sent actual police officers from Metro Nashville to a call for service Monday afternoon at the Walmart located at 4040 Nolensville Pike, to assist who was said to be off-duty TSU Officer Seth Mills [fb], employed by the store as a paid off-duty officer, who was in an active fight with an alleged shoplifter.
The off-duty officer, identified as 21-year-old Seth Mills, was wearing full police gear, police patches, a sidearm, and a raid vest with ‘POLICE’ across the front. Mills identified himself as a ‘TSU Police Officer’ to the shoplifter and commanded him to stop before the pair got into a brawl.
The following day, November 2nd, a MNPD South Precinct Sergeant contacted TSU Commander Jackson, who confirmed that Mills is not a TSU Police officer, and has no police authority. TSU was familiar with Mills, as he had applied for a job, but he was not hired, and they had only just started a background check on him, nor was he POST certified.
Seth Colter Mills was arrested and charged with two counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer and freed on pre-trial release. It’s safe to say TSU has likely concluded its consideration of his employment application.