CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Police are charging a man from Chattanooga after they say he forged former President Barack Obama's name on an application for a handgun permit.
Chattanooga officers arrested Robert Joseph Hallick on February 11th. He's charged with perjury, forgery and identity theft.
An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says Hallick had been denied a gun permit request using his own name back in November due to an active warrant for his arrest in the state of Michigan.
The arrest report says Hallick sent another application on January 21st, except this time he used the name "President Barack H. Obama" instead. Included along with the form was a $50 check.
The report says Hallick's application also contained a letter "bearing the United States of America seal with United States Department of State letterhead."
It's a violation of state law to forge a person's name on a gun permit application.
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