Tara Marie Solem, a Georgia woman, has been charged with impersonating a federal agent in order to get a discount, police say.
Solem is accused of telling a drive-thru worker and two managers at a Chick Fil A in Marietta that she was working undercover for the government.
Solem was arrested after the incident on July 5 and charged with impersonating an officer and disorderly conduct, before posting a $7,370 bond to be let out of jail.
Solem first tried to convince the eatery’s drive-through worker that she was a federal agent. When that didn’t work she went inside. At the counter of the Macland Cross Circle chicken joint, she argued with two managers, hurling expletives within earshot of a few children, cops wrote.
Still trying to get some discounted food, she flashed a badge in a black wallet to the managers, police said.
“She stated that she was undercover and that for them asking her to be in uniform would blow her cover and possible [sic] get her killed,” according to the warrant. Solem called the restaurant chain’s corporate office to complain and gave the name, “Agent Solem.”
At one point during the incident, Solem changed her story, saying that she was an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. The officer writing the warrant said they checked with GBI, and the agency had no record of “Agent Solem.”
According to court records, Solem paid $7,370 to bail out Cobb County jail less than 10 hours after being booked. Her next court date was not listed in the county’s magistrate court system.
Chick-Fil-A says that each individual restaurant is allowed to set its own discount policy.