LANGHORNE, Pennsylvania -- A U.S. military veteran said he confronted a man impersonating a soldier at a Pennsylvania shopping mall on Black Friday. The veteran posted the video on YouTube and it has since gone viral.
The three-minute video shows the veteran quizzing the man in uniform and finding his answers unsatisfying:
Man: Where did you get the three CIB's (Combat Infantry badges)
Man in uniform: Afghanistan.
Man: All three?
Man in uniform: All three.
Man: You know you need to be in three different campaigns to get three CIBs, right?.
After some harsh words, the man in uniform says he's going to see his sergeant major.
"Why don't you just admit you are a phony? I have worn that [expletive] uniform and I've had friends get killed in Afghanistan wearing that [expletive] uniform... No you haven't you're full of [expletive]. Stolen valor, right here. Stolen valor!" the yell with the camera said.
When a television news crew arrived at the home of the man in uniform, no one answered the door.
Public records indicated a man with the same name as the name in uniform was charged with impersonating a public servant in 2003.