Barefoot burglar charged with impersonating a federal agent in Oak Harbor

A barefoot sex offender impersonating a federal agent broke into two rooms at an Oak Harbor hotel March 15, according to court documents.

Prosecutors recently charged the alleged bogus agent, 38-year-old Oak Harbor resident Bryan J. Parent, in Island County Superior Court with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal impersonation in the first degree and one count of second-degree malicious mischief.

Officers with the Oak Harbor Police Department responded to a report that a federal agent broke into a room at the Coachman Inn.

A guest reported that he was in bed and heard someone knock on the door at about 1 a.m. A man, later identified as Parent, said he was a federal agent and kicked in the door, according to the report by Officer William Wilke.

The guest noted Parent did not look like a federal agent.

Parent searched the room, pulling sheets off the bed and opening a hide-a-bed. He then left.

The police found Parent standing barefoot in the room next door. The door frame was broken.

The people staying in that room weren’t there, but left clothing and electronic equipment behind. Parent admitted to kicking in the door, according to the officer’s report.

“Parent was not making much sense,” Wilke wrote. “He continued to get more and more agitated.”

“He said he was looking for prostitution and he was a deputy prosecuting attorney.”

When the officer asked his name, Parent said he was “Angel of Prosperity.”

After arresting Parent, the officers found his backpack at the bottom of the stairs and his cowboy boots in the parking lot.

Wilke wrote that Parent became violent at the jail. He yelled profanity, threatened an officer and kicked the cell door so hard the officers handcuffed him to a bench, according to the report.

Parent’s criminal history includes first-degree child molestation, failure to register as a sex offender, robbery, burglary and assault, according to court documents.

If convicted of the charges against him, Parent faces up to seven years in prison under the standard sentencing range.


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