BELLMORE - A Bellmore man is under arrest for allegedly posing as a special agent for the government.

Richard Derosa is accused of trying to set up a meeting to buy a handgun last year.

According to police, Derosa met up with the seller in a McDonald's parking lot in upstate New York  after claiming he was a federal agent.

A search of his home allegedly turned up several guns and fake badges.

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Derosa was arrested this week and remains in jail.